SE Cotton Holds Above 70 Cents

Cattle:  Shelby holiday schedule – closed Tuesday, December 20 and Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  Auctions set to resume Tuesday, January 03, 2017.

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mixed.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,988,000 head compared to 2,767,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 158.30, Large 155.20, Medium 93.86 and Small 68.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 70.75 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 68.64 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn ranged $3.88-$4.43 at feed mills and $3.53-$4.23 at elevators; new crop $3.78-$4.38.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were $10.06 at the processors and ranged $9.37-$9.91 at the elevators; new crop $9.41-$10.01.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was $4.28 at the feed mills and $4.08 at the elevators; new crop $4.03-$4.42.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $356.20 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.08, —–, 4.28; Cofield 3.88, 9.87, —-; Laurinburg 4.08, 9.51, 4.28; Rose Hill 4.08, —–, 4.28;  Warsaw 4.08, —–, 4.28.

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.83, 9.56, 4.08; Clarkton 3.83, 9.56, 4.08; Clement 3.53, 9.50, —-; Clinton 3.83, 9.61, 4.08; Lagrange 3.83, 9.61, 4.08; Mount Olive 3.83, 9.61, 4.08;  Wilson 3.83, 9.71, 4.08.


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.

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