Demand Waning for NC Tomatoes
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At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1949 cattle and 43 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $2.00 lower, feeder steers trended mostly $1.00 to $11.00 lower, and heifers trended steady to $19.00 lower when compared to the previous sales.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on small and medium, higher on the balance. Supplies are moderate for small and medium, light on the balance.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 146.25, Large 140.82, Medium 106.86, and Small 96.00.

Tomatoes: supply heavy. Demand for jumbo is very light, others are light. Market is slightly lower. 25 lb cartons loose jumbo Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better 5.95-7.95

Tomatoes, grape type: demand light. Market is about steady. Flats 12 1-pt containers 6.95-7.95

Tomatoes, plum type: demand light. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons extra large loose Roma 7.95-8.95.  No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.95-$4.41 at feed mills and $3.80-$4.15 at elevators.

No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 1 to 50 cents lower and were $12.78 at processors, and $10.65-$12.18 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat trended 1 cent lower, prices ranged $3.98 to $4.72 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $598.70 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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