NC Cash Grains Fall in Tandem with Futures

At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 400 cattle and 11 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were $2.00 higher; slaughter bulls were mostly $2.00 lower. Feeder heifers were mostly $4.00 to $5.00 lower, feeder steers were mostly steady to $4.00 lower, and feeder bulls were mostly steady when compared to the previous sales.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on Small and Medium, steady on the balance. Supplies are moderate to heavy.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 76.71, Large 72.84, Medium 42.08, and Small 34.00.

Cucumbers: demand moderate. Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 10.00-12.35.

Eggplant: supply moderate. Demand moderate.  1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 16.35,

Bell Type Peppers: demand moderate. Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo & extra-large 10.00-12.35.

Grape Type Tomatoes: demand moderate. Market slightly lower. Flats 12 1-pint containers 6.95-8.95, 20 pound cartons, loose, 11.95-16.95.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 74.02 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 71.34 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents lower when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.81-$4.26 at feed mills and $3.61-$4.16 at elevators; new crop $3.39-$4.28.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mixed; prices were $10.33 at the processors and ranged $9.54-$9.83 at the elevators; new crop $9.28-$9.83.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 5 cents lower; prices were $3.93-$3.98 at the feed mills and $3.73-$3.78 at the elevators; new crop $4.18-$4.38.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $381.50 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.