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NC Egg Market Softens in Post Holiday Trade

At the 2 livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 751 cattle and 32 goats were sold.  Due to the Christmas Holiday, there were no trends available.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $102.00 to $119.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $124.00 to $138.00 with high dressing up to $155.00.

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 2,941,000 head compared to 2,926,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on small, lower on the balance. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 155.35, Large 155.96, Medium 119.43, and Small 109.00.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.66-$4.77 at feed mills and $4.21-$4.76 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 cents lower and were $10.37-$10.42 at the processors, and ranged $9.88-$10.38 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat was without a price comparison; new crop prices ranged $4.81-$5.01. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plant, was $489.50 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.