NC Cash Grains Soften with Futures

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,963,000 head compared to 2,746,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  The market is steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 98.85, Large 91.87, Medium 71.51, and Small 44.00.

Strawberries:  Demand very good.  Market about steady.  Flats 8 1-pound containers, medium-large $13-$14 some high as $14.50.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 64.90 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 61.89 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 to 2 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.25-$4.76 at feed mills and $4.10-$4.65 at elevators; new crop $3.91-$4.75.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 cents higher; prices were $10.34 at the processors and ranged $9.69-$10.14 at the elevators; new crop $9.53-$9.99.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents lower; prices were $4.65 at the feed mills and $4.30-$4.35 at the elevators; new crop $4.39-$4.69.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $370.20 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.55, —–, 4.65; Cofield 4.44, 10.29, —-

Elevators:  Creswell 4.15, 10.09, —-; Elizabeth City 4.11, 10.14,

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.