NC Egg Prices Soften

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg, and Siler City a total of 1242 cattle and 27 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were $9.00 to $14.00 lower, feeder steers were mixed, and heifers were lower, when compared to the previous sales.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $80.00 to $100.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $118.00 to $125.00 with high dressing up to $127.00.

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 Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,979,000 head compared to 2,945,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is lower extra-large and large, steady on the balance. Supplies are heavy for extra-large and large, moderate for the balance.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 235.38, Large 228.40, Medium 174.86 and Small 107.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 60.50 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 59.07 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 to 3 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.04-$4.74 at feed mills and $3.89-$4.69 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 7 to 8 cents higher; prices ranged $8.34-$9.24 at the elevators; new crop $8.26-$8.89.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents higher; prices were $4.59 at the feed mills and $4.19-$4.59 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was without a per ton price 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.