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NC Cash Egg Prices Holding Steady

There were no weekly auctions held on Wednesday.

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 2,976,000 head compared to 2,913,000 head last Thursday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, lower on the balance. Supplies are mostly moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 153.58, Large 150.48, Medium 92.03, and Small 68.00.

Broccoli:  demand light. Report issued on Monday and Thursday.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut 8.00-10.00.

Greens:  demand moderate.  Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Tops 6.50-9.00.

Sweet Potatoes:  demand fairly light.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-17.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 11.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 72.00 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 69.25 cents per pound.

 U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.90-$4.44 at feed mills and $3.50-$4.24 at elevators; new crop $3.79-$4.39.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 to 13 cents lower; prices were $10.03 at the processors and ranged $9.33-$9.78 at the elevators; new crop $9.38-$9.99.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher; prices were $4.29 at the feed mills and 4.09 at the elevators; new crop $4.06-$4.43.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $354.80 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Cofield 3.90, 9.83, —-; Laurinburg 4.09, 9.48, 4.29; Rose Hill 4.09, —–, 4.29.

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.84, 9.53, 4.09; Clarkton 3.84, 9.53, 4.09; Clinton 3.84, 9.58, 4.09; Wilson 3.84, 9.68, 4.09.'

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.