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First NC Cash Strawberries of the Season Seeing Good Demand

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 383 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 4.00 lower; while bulls were steady to 7.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were mostly 5.00 to 8.00 lower.

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply wasadequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,952,000 head compared to 2,944,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was mostly good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 112.22, Large 103.69, Medium 90.86, and Small 61.00.

Strawberries:  Supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Includes palletizing and cooling.   Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $13-$14 occasional $15.00

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 74.89 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 73.21 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.88-$4.43 at feed mills and $3.75-$4.33 at elevators; new crop $3.87-$4.68.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 cents lower.  Prices were $9.49 at the processors and ranged $9.09-$9.49 at the elevators; new crop $9.13-$9.73.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent higher; prices were $4.38 at the feed mills and $4.18 at the elevators; new crop $4.13-$4.39.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $343.80 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.