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Feeder Cattle Moving Through Auctions Higher

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,743 cattle and 91 goats were sold.  Compared to the sales last week, slaughter cows were mixed; bulls were mostly steady to $6.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were mostly steady to $8.00 higher.

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 3,124,000 head compared to 2,930,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on all sizes. Supplies are mostly 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 117.54, Large 105.58, Medium 85.08 and Small 59.00.

Bell Type Peppers:  demand moderate.  Market about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields; while other growers experiencing a production gap.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo & extra large 8.00-10.00, fair quality 6.00-8.00, large 6.00-8.00.

Squash:  supply Yellow varieties light.  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini slightly higher, others about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 14.00-16.00, medium 12.00-14.00; Yellow Straightneck small 16.00-18.35, medium 14.00-16.35; 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck small 20.00-20.35, medium 14.35-15.00.

Tomatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Wide range in price.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo & extra large 11.95-15.95, large 9.95-15.95.

Grape Type Tomatoes:  demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Flats 12 1-pint containers 8.95-12.95, 20 pound cartons loose 21.95-23.95.

Plum Type Tomatoes:  demand fairly light.  Market slightly lower.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large & large 9.95-13.95, medium 11.95.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 70.56 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 69.11 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.68-$4.09 at feed mills and $3.48-$3.98 at elevators; new crop $3.48-$4.18. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 4 cents lower; prices were $9.32 at the processors and $8.66-$9.22 at the elevators; new crop $8.97-$9.37.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents lower, prices were $3.68-$3.83 at the feed mills and $3.58-$3.68 at the elevators; new crop $4.45.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $324.60 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.