NC Cash Grains Tumble Alongside Futures

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Monday in Siler City and Turnersburg, a total of 841 cattle and 25 goats were sold.

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 Tuesday in North Carolina was 2,698,000 head compared to 3,041,000 head last Tuesday.

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were moderate to light.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 132.89, Large 127.03, Medium 96.47, and Small 69.00.

Some harvest curtailed due to inclement weather from Hurricane Irma. 

Bell Type Peppers:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market higher.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo & extra large $12.

Squash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market higher.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini $18, small Yellow Straightneck $14, 3/4 bushel cartons small Yellow Crookneck $20.

Tomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market higher.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo & extra large $17.95.

Grape Type Tomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market higher.    Flats 12 1-pint containers $15.95-$17.95, 20 pound cartons loose $29.95-$33.95.

Plum Type Tomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.    25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large & large $17.95.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 70.71 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 68.79 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 6 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.72-$4.26 at feed mills and $3.51-$4.01 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 9 to 10 cents lower.  Prices were $9.80 at the processors and ranged $8.91-$9.36 at the elevators; new crop $9.10-$9.51.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 6 cents lower; prices were $3.71-$3.86 at the feed mills and $3.61-$3.79 at the elevators; new crop $4.29-$4.65.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $326.70 per ton 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.