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NC Cash Beans Follow Futures Lower

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,068 cattle, 46 goats, and 24 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were unevenly steady; while bulls were 1.00 to 5.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 2.00 higher; heifers and bulls were mostly steady.

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,894,000 head compared to 2,914,000 head last Monday.

Eggs:  The market is higher on large and medium, steady on the balance.  Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 106.99, Large 101.57, Medium 84.86, and Small 63.00.

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

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 75.14 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 72.17 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 5 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.07-$4.52 at feed mills and $3.78-$4.32 at elevators; new crop $3.91-$4.68.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 26 to 27 cents lower.  Prices were $10.22 at the processors and ranged $9.73-$10.02 at the elevators; new crop $9.49-$10.09.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 5 cents lower; prices were $4.37 at the feed mills and $4.17 at the elevators; new crop $4.17-$4.52.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $372.40 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.