Market Summary: NC Egg Market Demand Increasing
At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1934 cattle and 52 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to $2.50 higher, feeder steers trended mostly $3.00 to $7.00 higher, and heifers trended mostly $2.00 to $3.00 higher when compared to last week.
N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,636,000 head compared to 2,635,000 head last Tuesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is higher on all sizes. Supplies are light. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 166.60, Large 166.60, Medium 121.08, and Small 101.00.
Cabbage: supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market is about steady. 50 lb cartons Round Green Type med 10.00-12.00 Red Type med 12.00
Apples: supply red and golden delicious fairly light. Demand moderate. Market is about steady.
Red Delicious 80s, 88s & 100s 22.00-24.50
Golden Delicious 80s, 88s & 100s 22.00-24.50
Rome 80s, 88s &100s 22.00-24.00
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 5 to 6 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.07-$4.86 at feed mills and $4.07-$4.67 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 11 to 12 cents lower and were $12.96 at processors, and $12.16-$12.76 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 5 cents higher and was $3.87-$4.37 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $483.90 per ton for 48% protein.