SE Cash Cotton Breaks 70 Cents

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,973 cattle and 52 goats were sold.

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,131,000 head compared to 2,896,000 head last Tuesday.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 70.29 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 67.56 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.78-$4.30 at feed mills and $3.52-$3.83 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 cents lower; prices were $9.90 at the processors and $9.05-$9.51 at the elevators; new crop $9.15-$9.66.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher, prices were $3.72-$4.02 at the feed mills and $3.62-$3.77 at the elevators; new crop $4.22-$4.69.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $344.20 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.