Market Summary: Cattle at NC Auctions Trend Higher
At the 3 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Smithfield, Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1010 cattle and 165 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly $0.50 to $1.00 higher, feeder steers trended $2.00 to $15.00 higher, and heifers trended $1.00 to $3.00 higher when compared to the previous week.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,908,000 head compared to 2,881,000 head last Thursday.
Beans: supply light. Demand is fairly good. Market is about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type 37.00-37.25.
Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med, 18.00-18.25,
bell Peppers: demand fairly light. Market is slightly lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 14.00-18.25,
Squash: supply light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck 25.00-27.25,
Tomatoes: supply fairly light. Demand is good at slightly lower prices. Market is slightly lower. 25 lb cartons, loose Vine Ripes, U.S. Comb or Better, jumbo are 13.95-15.95,
Grape type Tomatoes,: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Flats 12 1-pt containers with lids 14.95-15.95, 20 lb cartons loose 29.95-31.95.
plum type Tomatoes: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady.. 25 lb cartons loose Roma extra large 12.95-13.95.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 11 to 19 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.76-$6.02 at feed mills and $4.55-5.20 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 17 to 18 cents lower and were $13.26 at processors, and $12.87-$13.62 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 10 cents lower and was $4.06-$4.68 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $503.30 per ton for 48% protein.