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NC Greens Market Steady

The livestock auction usually held in Siler City on Friday was closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.

The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,923,000 head compared to 2,951,000 head last Monday.

Greens:  Demand moderate.  Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Tops $7-$8 some $6.50.

Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 some high as $20 few lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $13-$15 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 few higher and lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 mostly $10 few higher occasional lower.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn prices ranged $4.72-$4.83 at feed mills and $4.27-$4.82 at elevators; new crop $4.57-$5.05.  U.S. 1 yellow soybean prices were $10.41-$10.46 at the processors and ranged $9.92-$10.16 at the elevators.  New crop U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat ranged $4.88-$5.08 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $497.40 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.