SE Cash Cotton Continues to be Higher than National Average

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 712 cattle and 132 goats were sold. 

Eggs:  The market is steady on small, lower on the balance.  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 262.76, Large 262.76, Medium 169.86, and Small 107.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 62.24 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.89 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.90-$4.65 at feed mills and $3.75-$4.45 at elevators; new crop $3.75-$4.60.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 to 4 cents higher; prices were $9.77 at the processors and ranged $8.62-$8.97 at the elevators; new crop $8.47-$8.93.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady and was $4.50 at the feed mills and $3.94-$4.36 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $380.90 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.