Western Livestock Auctions See Increased Volume

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mt. Airy and Shelby a total of 605 cattle, 26 goats, and 9 sheep were sold.

 Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  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 152.71, Large 149.27, Medium 105.03, and Small 72.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 69.48 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 67.06 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.71-$4.26 at feed mills and $3.46-$3.86 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 1 to 6 cents lower.  Prices were $9.90 at the processors and ranged $8.95-$9.40 at the elevators; new crop $9.05-$9.55.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents lower; prices were $3.66-$3.96 at the feed mills and $3.56-$3.82 at the elevators; new crop $4.19-$4.63.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $344.90 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.