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NC Cash Apple Market Picking Up

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 1,054 cattle and 27 goats were sold.

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 3,118,000 head compared to 3,007,000 head last Thursday.

Bell Type Peppers:  demand fairly light.  Market slightly lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo & extra large 8.35-10.00.

Squash: demand fairly light.  Market Zucchini and Yellow Straightneck slightly lower, Yellow Crookneck about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini, medium 6.00-6.35; Yellow Straightneck, medium 6.00-6.35; 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck medium 8.00-12.35.

Grape Type Tomatoes:  demand light.  Market about steady.  20 pound cartons loose 17.95-21.95.

Apples: demand very good. Market about steady.  All grades U.S. Extra Fancy.  Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious 20.90-24.00, Golden Delicious 22.00-24.00, Gala 24.00-25.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 69.72 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 67.44 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents lower when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.73-$4.29 at feed mills and $3.52-$4.02 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 cents lower; prices were $9.84 at the processors and $9.00-$9.40 at the elevators; new crop $9.05-$9.55.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 cents lower.  Prices ranged $3.87-$4.02 at the feed mills and $3.67-$3.87 at the elevators; new crop $4.39-$4.73.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $341.50 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.