NC Cash Corn Stumbles


At the weekly livestock auction held Tuesday at Mount Airy a total of 157 cattle and15 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows trended $9.00 to $13.00 higher, feeder steers trended mostly $14.00 to $16.00 higher, and heifers trended mixed when compared to the sale three weeks prior.

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina is 2,942,000 head compared to 638,000 head last Wednesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is on lower on medium, steady on the balance. Supplies are heavy for medium, moderate for the balance.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 136.79, Large 130.59, Medium 119.64, and Small 96.00.

Apples: demand moderate. Market is about steady. All varieties graded U.S. Extra Fancy

Red Delicious 80s, 88s & 100s 18.00-24.00

Golden Delicious 80s, 88s & 100s 22.00-24.00

Rome 80s, 88s &100s 18.00-24.00

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 9 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.47-$4.92 at feed mills and $4.07-4.77 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly 7 cents lower and were $12.99 at processors, and $12.44-$13.04 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat was 9 cents lower and was $3.87-$4.37 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $505.60 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.