var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-16049511-2']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();

NC Broilers & Fryers Remain Heavy

At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 741 cattle and 29 goats were sold.  Trends were not established as the market has been closed for the past two weeks in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.  However, it was reported that demand was good and market activity was active. 


The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,948,000 head compared to 2,728,000 head last Monday.

Fruit and vegetable prices :

Greens:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Various containers bunched/loose Collard $6.50-$7.50; Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Tops $6.50-$. 

Sweet Potatoes:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18, U.S. No. 1 Petite $12-$14, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10, No Grade Marks jumbo $9-$10.

Apples:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  All varieties grades U.S. Extra Fancy

Red Delicious 80-100s $18-$24;

Golden Delicious 80-100s $22-$24;

Rome 80-100s $18-$24,

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly four cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.57-$5.02 at feed mills and $4.17-$4.87 at elevators, new crop $4.45-$4.95.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly five to seven cents higher and were $13.06 at processors and $12.52-$13.12 at elevators, new crop $10.46-$11.06.  New crop U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was $4.80-$5.64 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $503.80 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.