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NC Broiler Harvest Backs off – Weights Rise

At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 964 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mostly $1.00 to $7.00 lower, feeder steers were mostly $7.00 to $20.00 lower, and heifers were steady to $12.50 lower when compared to the previous week

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate 
demand.  Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina 
is 2,974,000 head compared to 2,972,000 head last Thursday.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 62.33 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 60.95 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.15-$4.70 at feed mills and $3.83-$4.45 at elevators; new crop $3.75-4.70.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 9 to 14 cents higher; prices were $9.69 at the processors and ranged $8.51-$8.99 at the elevators; new crop $8.39-$8.84.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents higher; prices were $4.50 at the feed mills and $3.94-$4.38 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $382.90 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.