SE Cotton Eases Above 68

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,291 cattle and 69 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 mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,078,000 head compared to 2,944,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on Medium, steady on Small, lower on the balance. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 107.57, Large 101.36, Medium 71.08 and Small 52.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 68.13 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 66.81 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.66-$4.30 at feed mills and $3.60-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.60-$4.37. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 1 to 2 cents higher; prices were $9.32 at the processors and $8.69-$9.23 at the elevators; new crop $8.97-$9.38.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents lower, prices were $3.80-$3.95 at the feed mills and $3.60-$3.83 at the elevators; new crop $4.47.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $323.30 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.