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NC Broiler-Fryer Market Holding Steady

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 463 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $3.00 higher, feeder steers were mostly $4.00 to $11.00 higher, and heifers were $1.00 to $10.00 lower when compared to the previous sale.

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 3,255,000 head compared to 3,180,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

The N.C. egg market is higher on medium and large, steady on the balance. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of Grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets:  Extra Large 143.52, Large 139.04, Medium 115.95 and Small 93.00.

Apples: supply fairly light. Demand is good. Market is about steady.  Cartons tray pack U.S. Extra Fancy Golden Delicious 80s, 88s, &100s 24.00-28.00 cartons 12 3-lb film bags U.S. Extra Fancy Red Delicious & Golden Delicious 20.00-22.00

Beans: demand fairly light. Market is about steady.  Bushel crates Round Green Type 18.35

Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 8.35-8.95 some 10.35 fair qualities 5.35-6.95

Peppers, bell type: demand moderate. Market is about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 12.35-14.95 extra large 10.35-14.95 fair qualities 9.35-12.95 large 10.35-12.95 medium 10.35-12.95

No. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 to 3 cents lower.  Prices ranged $3.33-$4.13 at feed mills and $3.18-3.73 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans were 12 cents lower and were $8.50-$9.00 at the elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat was 3 cents lower and ranged $3.73-$3.78 at the elevators.'

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.