NC Market Highlights

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,988,000 head compared to 2,885,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes.  Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 132.14, Large 123.61, Medium 97.86, and Small 75.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 58.41 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 56.04 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 to 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.09-$4.55 at feed mills and $3.85-$4.44 at elevators; new crop $3.84-$4.65. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 cents lower; prices were $8.72 at the processors and ranged $8.17-$8.68 at the elevators; new crop $8.73-$8.88.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents lower; prices were $4.44 at the feed mills and $4.09-$4.14 at the elevators; new crop $4.20-$4.50.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $312.90 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.34, —–, 4.44; Candor 4.55, —–, —-; Cofield 4.15, 8.88, —-; Laurinburg 4.34, 7.97, 4.44; Monroe 4.54, —–, —-; Nashville 4.24, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.54, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.34, —–, 4.44; Statesville 4.09, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.34, —–, 4.44; Pantego #2 4.34, —–, —-.

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.89, 8.17, 4.14; Clarkton 3.89, 8.17, 4.09; Clement —-, 8.26, —-; Clinton 4.09, 8.17, 4.09; Creswell 3.89, 8.47, —-; Elizabeth City 3.85, 8.68, —-; Lagrange 3.94, 8.17, 4.09; Monroe —-, 8.62, —-; Mount Olive 4.09, 8.17, 4.09; Norwood 4.35, 8.23, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.44, —–, —-; Wilson 3.89, 8.17, 4.14.

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville,  8.72; Raleigh, —–.


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.