Soybean Processors Back on Line

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 1,097 cattle and 17 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $6.00 lower; bulls were unevenly steady.  Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady to $9.00 higher; bulls were mostly steady to $7.00 lower when compared to the previous sale.

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 3,014,000 head compared to 2,869,000 head last Thursday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on Extra Large and Large, steady 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 99.42, Large 96.79, Medium 70.86, and Small 52.00.

Western North Carolina

Bell Type Peppers, demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  1 1/9 bushel cartons jumbo Green 20.00-20.95, extra large 20.00-22.35, large 18.95-20.35, medium 18.95.

Squash:  supply Yellow Straightneck fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini lower, Yellow Straightneck about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini 8.00-10.35, medium 6.00-8.35; small Yellow Straightneck 14.00-16.00. medium 12.00-14.00

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 65.79 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 63.92 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 16 cents lower when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $4.05-$4.49 at feed mills and $3.70-$4.44 at elevators; new crop $3.83-$4.59.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 45 to 47 cents lower; prices were $9.82 at the processors and $9.14-$9.63 at the elevators; new crop $9.47-$9.93.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 16 cents lower.  Prices ranged $3.95-$4.34 at the feed mills and $3.70-$4.57 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $345.90 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.