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NC Cash Grains Rise with Futures

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 742 cattle and 99 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter and feeder cattle were lower. 

Eggs:  The market is higher on extra-large and large, lower on medium and steady on small.  Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 239.30, Large 238.52, Medium 176.82, and Small 111.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 62.85 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.54 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.07-$4.57 at feed mills and $3.92-$4.42 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 7 cents higher; prices were $8.69 at the processors and ranged $8.17-$8.54 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 4 cents higher; prices were $4.47 at the feed mills and $4.17-$4.22 at the elevators; new crop $4.30-$4.63.'

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.