SE Cotton Price Still Holding Above National Average

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg, and Siler City a total of 779 cattle and 11 goats were sold.

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 2,992,000 head compared to 2,914,000 head last Tuesday.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 63.19 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 60.78 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.04-$4.54 at feed mills and $3.85-$4.39 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were steady to 1 cent lower; price was $8.68 at the processors and ranged $8.19-$8.54 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents lower; prices were $4.44 at the feed mills and $4.14-$4.19 at the elevators; new crop $4.31-$4.60.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $333.80 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.