Market Recap: NC Cucumbers Finish Shipping
At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 486 cattle and 72 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 4.50 higher; bulls were mixed, 8.50 lower to 2.00 higher.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly heavy.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed, seven cents lower to eight cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.39-$7.74 at feed mills and $6.74-$7.39 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly four to six cents lower and were $15.75 at processors, and $14.70-$15.74 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended two to ten cents lower, quoting $5.16-$6.24 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $538.30 per ton for 48% protein.
BLUEBERRIES: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $14.
BEANS: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type Machine Picked $35.
CABBAGE: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $7-$9, Red Type medium $12-$14.
CUCUMBERS: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Some shippers have finished for the season. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $18-$20.35 few.
PEPPERS, BELL TYPE: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$12.35, extra large $10-$12.35.
SQUASH: Supply fairly light. Demand Zucchini moderate, Yellow Straightneck fairly good. Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$14, medium $10-$12; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16, medium $12-$14.