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Mt. Airy Livestock Auction Back in Business

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mt. Airy and Shelby a total of 685 cattle and 32 goats were sold.

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were mostly light.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 155.05, Large 155.05, Medium 110.08, and Small 72.00.

Apples:  Demand very good.  Market about steady.  All varieties U.S. Extra Fancy.  Cartons 12 3-pound Red Delicious 2 1/2” minimum/up $20.90-$24; Golden Delicious 2 1/2” minimum/up $22-$24; Gala 2 1/2” minimum/up $24-$25.

Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo & extra large $10-$10.35.

Squash:  Demand fairly light.  Market Zucchini and Yellow Crookneck slightly lower, Yellow Straightneck about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$10.35; 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck small $12-$16.35.

Tomatoes:  Demand light.  Market slightly lower.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo & extra large $12.95-$17.95.

Grape Type Tomatoes:  Demand light.  Market slightly lower.  Flats 12 1-pint containers $9.95-$11.95, 20.

Plum Type Tomatoes:  Demand light.  Market about steady.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large & large $9.95-$13.95.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 69.40 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 67.14 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.74-$4.31 at feed mills and $3.54-$4.04 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 cents higher.  Prices were $9.90 at the processors and ranged $9.06-$9.46 at the elevators; new crop $9.11-$9.61.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents higher; prices were $3.89-$4.04 at the feed mills and $3.69-$3.86 at the elevators; new crop $4.45-$4.79.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $343.30 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.