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NC Egg Market Sluggish and Oversupplied

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1389 cattle and 35 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $3.00 lower, feeder steers trended $1.00 to $6.50 lower, and heifers trended mostly $5.00 to $11.00 higher when compared to the previous week.

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,960,000 head compared to 2,905,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is lower on all sizes. Supplies are heavy.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 137.62, Large 132.97, Medium 119.03, and Small 112.00.

Blueberries: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Flats 12 1-pt cups med-large 14.00-16.00

Beans: demand fairly good. Market is about steady.  Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type Machine Picked 20.00-21.00

Cabbage: demand fairly good. Market is about steady.  50 lb cartons med Round Green Type 12.00

Cucumbers: demand moderate. Market is about steady.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 18.00-20.00

Squash: demand fairly good. Market is about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini 10.00, small Yellow Straight neck 12.00-14.00

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 2 to 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.48-$5.13 at feed mills and $4.48-$5.08 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 18 to 23 cents lower and were $14.68 at processors, and $13.83-$14.44 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat trended 3 cents lower, prices ranged $4.59 to $4.98 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $530.70 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.