NC Egg Market Suffering Post-Holiday Glut

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1261 cattle and 13 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows trended mixed, feeder steers trended $13.00 to $28.00 higher, and heifers trended $5.00 to $27.00 higher when compared to the previous week.

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,784,000 head compared to 2,093,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on small and medium, lower on the balance. Supplies are heavy.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 136.79, Large 130.59, Medium 120.86, and Small 96.00.

Apples: demand moderate. Market is about steady. All varieties graded  U.S. Extra Fancy;

Red Delicious 80s – 100s 18.00-24.00

Golden Delicious 80s – 100s 22.00-24.00

Rome 80s – 100s 18.00-24.00  88s

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly 1 to 2 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.56-$5.01 at feed mills and $4.16-$4.86 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans trended mixed and were $13.06 at processors, and $12.51-$13.11 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat trended 1 cent lower, prices ranged $3.96 to $4.46 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $509.60 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.

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