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NC Cash Grains Trend Lower with Futures

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,511 cattle and 56 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mixed. Feeder cattle were $2.00 to $9.00 lower when compared to the previous sales.

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,977,000 head compared to 2,805,000 head last Tuesday.

Eggplant: demand moderate.  1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 14.35-16.35 occasional lower, fair quality 8.35-10.35 occasional lower.

Squash: demand fairly good. Wide price range.  Availability variable. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini 14.00-20.35,  small Yellow Straightneck 16.00-20.35, 3/4 bushel cartons small Yellow Crookneck 18.00-25.35.

Grape Type Tomatoes: demand fairly good. Market slightly higher.  Flats 12 1-pint containers 9.95-11.95.  20 pound cartons, loose, 21.95.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 66.97 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 64.51 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was without an available trend.  Prices ranged $3.51-$4.00 at feed mills and $3.26-$3.89 at elevators; new crop $3.25-$3.76. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were without an available trend; price was $10.10 at the processors and were $9.41-$9.46 at the elevators; new crop $9.00-$9.56.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was without an available trend; prices were $3.70-$3.75 at the feed mills and $3.50-$3.84 at the elevators, new crop $3.98-$4.21.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $361.80 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.