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Weather Conditions Continue to Hamper NC Cash Markets

At the livestock auction held Wednesday in Norwood, a total of 199 cattle were sold.  The offering of cattle was light due to winter weather conditions. Quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $82-$93, with high dressing up to $104. 

North Carolina’s egg prices trended steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate to meet a good retail demand. The North Carolina weighted average price for small lot sales of delivered, cartoned, grade “A” eggs was 157.64 for Extra Large, 150.67 for Large, 132.64 for Medium, and 99.00 for Small eggs.

Sweet Potatoes:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 16.00-18.00 few higher occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 12.00-14.00 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 few higher and lower, No Grade Marks jumbo 9.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 few higher and lower.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 6 cents higher and ranged $4.33-$5.08 at the feed mills and $4.23-$4.93 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 6 cents higher and were $13.15 at the processors and $12.50-$12.96 at the elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 6 cents higher and ranged $4.03-$4.53 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $525.20 per ton for 48% protein. New crop prices quoted for harvest delivery corn ranged $4.50-$4.90, soybeans ranged $10.17-$10.87, and wheat ranged $4.80- $5.23.


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.