NC Cash Grains Rebound

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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,001,000 head compared to 2,959,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes.  Supplies are moderate to heavy.  Retail demand is moderate to light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 76.72, Large 72.84, Medium 40.86, and Small 32.00.

Cucumbers: Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $10-$12.35, fair quality $5-$7.35 mostly $6-$6.35. 

 Bell Type Peppers: Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons jumbo and extra large Green $10-$12.35. 

Squash: Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some growers experiencing a production gap.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini $8-$10.35; small Yellow Straightneck  $8-$10.35,; 3/4 bushel cartons small Yellow Crookneck $10-$14.35,. 

Tomatoes: Supply large light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo, extra large, and large $13.95. 

Grape Type Tomatoes: Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Flats 12 1-pint containers $7.95-$8.95;  20 pound cartons loose $13.95-$16.95. 

Tomatoes, Plum Type: Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large & large $10.95-$13.95.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 74.83 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 72.13 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 to 4 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.85-$4.30 at feed mills and $3.65-$4.20 at elevators; new crop $3.43-$4.33. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 17 cents higher; prices were $10.25 at the processors and ranged $9.61-$9.90 at the elevators; new crop $9.36-$9.91.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 4 cents higher; prices were $3.98-$4.03 at the feed mills and $3.64-$4.15 at the elevators; new crop $4.22-$4.42.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $384.80 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.