NC Cash Grains Steady Going into Long Weekend

At the livestock auction held Tuesday at Mount Airy a total of 97 cattle and 41 goats were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly $18.00 to $20.00 higher; bulls were mostly $10.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly $5.00 to $6.00 lower.

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina is 3,007,000 head compared to 2,785,000 head last Wednesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, higher on the balance. Supplies are mostly light. Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 194.56, Large 194.56, Medium 134.08, and Small 84.00.

Apples:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  All grades U.S. Extra Fancy.   Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious 20.90-24.00; Golden Delicious 22.00-24.00.

Cabbage:  demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium 7.00-8.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 71.89 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 68.96 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.80-$4.35 at feed mills and $3.45-$4.00 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 to 8 cents higher; prices were $9.77 at the processor, $9.17-$9.57 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady. Prices were $3.65-$4.00 at the feed mills and $3.45-$3.80 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $354.40 per ton bid for 48% protein.

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.