Demand Exceeds Supply for NC Cabbage
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At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2045 cattle and 52 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $5.00 higher, feeder steers trended mostly $3.00 to $11.00 higher, and heifers trended mostly $4.00 to $7.50 higher when compared to the previous week.   Average dressing slaughter cows brought $87.00 to $103.00.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is lower on all sizes. Supplies are heavy.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 145.98, Large 141.33, Medium 131.82, and Small 114.00.

Blueberries: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. flats of 12 1-pt cups medium-large 14.00-16.00

Beans: demand is good.  Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type Machine Picked 18.00-20.00

Cabbage: demand exceeds supply. Market is higher.  50 lb cartons med Round Green Type 12.00-13.00, med Red Type 14.00

Cucumbers: demand moderate. Market for fair quality is slightly lower, others are about steady.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 20.00-20.35 fair quality 7.00-8.35.

Squash: demand moderate. Market is about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini 8.00-10.00, small Yellow Straight neck 8.00-10.00

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 5 to 26 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.55-$5.20 at feed mills and $4.55-$5.15 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans trended steady to 5 cents higher and were $15.15 at processors, and $14.48-$14.90 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat trended mixed, prices ranged $4.85 to $5.36 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $564.50 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.

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