NC Egg Prices Move Higher on Tight Supplies

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg, and Siler City a total of 1,264 cattle and 23 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $2.00 lower, feeder steers were $8.00 to $31.50 lower, and heifers were $15.00 to $29.00 lower when compared to the previous week.   Average dressing slaughter cows brought $100.00 to $116.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $117.00 to $138.00 with high dressing up to $146.00.

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 2,994,000 head compared to 2,906,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on all sizes. Supplies are light.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 151.85, Large 147.20, Medium 141.12, and Small 119.00.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.31-$4.56 at feed mills and $4.06-$4.51 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans were 10 cents lower and were $9.88-$9.93 at the processors, and ranged $9.38-$9.74 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat was without a price comparison; new crop prices ranged $4.41-$4.77. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plant, was $426.60 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.