SE Cotton Hanging Above .72

There was no livestock auction held Friday at Siler City.

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 Monday in North Carolina is 3,110,000 head compared to 2,961,000 head last Monday.

The N.C. egg market is without a price comparison.  Supplies are mostly light.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 198.50, Large 198.50, Medium 134.86, and Small 84.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 72.17 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 69.30 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was without an available price comparison.  Prices ranged $3.74-$4.28 at feed mills and $3.38-$3.93 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were without an available price comparison; the price at the processor was $9.76; prices ranged $8.56-$9.56 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was without an available price comparison; prices were $3.58-$3.93 at the feed mills and $3.38-3.76 at the elevators; new crop $4.21-$4.55.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $357.10 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 3.93, —–, 3.58; Laurinburg 3.78, 9.21, 3.58; Rose Hill 3.93, —–, 3.93.

Elevators: Clarkton 3.38, 9.36, 3.38; Clement 3.61, 9.34, 3.76; Wilson 3.38, 9.31, 3.38.

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.