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NC Cash Eggs Plummet in Post Easter Sales

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg a total of 1,219 cattle and 22 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were unevenly steady; while bulls were mixed, 1.00 higher to 7.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were mostly 5.00 to 6.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were mostly moderate.  Offerings of cattle were light to moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $70-$82, with high dressing up to $102.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $90-$102, high dressing ranged $100-$114. 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina was 2,989,000 head compared to 2,908,000 head last Tuesday.

Eggs:  The market is lower on all sizes.  Supplies are heavy.  Retail demand is light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 116.27, Large 107.75, Medium 78.17, and Small 52.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 58.38 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 55.70 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 to 3 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.23-$4.68 at feed mills and $4.03-$4.58 at elevators; new crop $3.90-$4.71.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 7 cents higher; prices were $9.26 at the processors and ranged $8.66-$9.16 at the elevators; new crop $8.58-$9.34.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents higher; prices were $4.58 at the feed mills and $4.23-$4.28 at the elevators, new crop $4.07-$4.57.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $323.20 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.