Market Summary: NC Egg Market Steady
There was no weekly livestock auction held on Thursday.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly light. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 2,431,000 head compared to 4,195,000 head last Friday and Saturday.
The N.C. egg market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of Grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 130.06, Large 129.29, Medium 100.86 and Small 87.00.
Blueberries: demand fairly light. Most current movement is based on previous commitments. Price includes palletizing and cooling, flats of 12 1-pt cups with lids, med-large 13.00-14.00, previous commitments higher.
Eggplant: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 8.35-9.00, fair quality 6.00-6.35.
Peppers, bell type: supply fairly light. Demand is fairly good. Quality is variable. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 12.00-12.35, extra large 10.00-12.35, fair quality 8.00-8.35, occasional lower, large 8.00-10.35.
Squash: supply light. Demand id fairly good. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 12.00-14.00, med 10.00-12.00, Yellow Straight neck small 12.00-16.00, med 10.00-14.00.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 6 to 7 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.90-$6.80 at feed mills and $6.20-6.31 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 9 cents lower and were $15.82 at processors, and $14.77-$15.42 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 5 cents lower and was $5.06-$5.90 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $564.10 per ton for 48% protein.