Market Summary: NC Egg Market Steady

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2146 cattle and 63 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly $1.00 to $2.00 lower, feeder steers trended mixed, and heifers trended mixed when compared to last week.

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 2,931,000 head compared to 2,839,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on all sizes. 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 133.69, Large 131.36, Medium 108.86, and Small 94.00.

Apples: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. All varieties U.S. Extra Fancy– Red Delicious 80s and 88s were 20.00-26.00, Golden Delicious 80s and 88s were 20.00-28.00, Gala 80s, 88s and 100s were 26.00-28.00, Rome 80s, 88s, and 100s were 20.00-24.00

Beans: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Bushel crates of Round Green Type were 21.00.

Tomatoes: supply light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons loose jumbo Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or better were 12.95.

Grape type Tomatoes,: supply light. Demand is moderate. Market is lower. Flats of 12 1-pt containers were 6.95.

Tomatoes, plum type: supply light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons of loose extra large Roma were 16.95-17.95.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 6 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.33-$5.13 at feed mills and $4.33-$4.93 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 6 cents lower and were $13.07 at processors, and $12.02-$12.57 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was without an available trend and new crop prices were $5.01-$6.24 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $487.40 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.