Market Summary: NC Egg Supply Moderates
At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1448 cattle and 28 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended $1.00 to $4.00 lower, feeder steers trended mostly steady to $10.00 higher, and heifers trended mostly steady to $3.00 lower 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 mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,892,000 head compared to 2,815,000 head last Tuesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 132.24, Large 131.47, Medium 93.86, and Small 87.00.
Eggplant: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 8.00-10.35, fair quality 5.00-6.35.
Peppers, bell type: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 20.35; extra large 18.00-18.35, fair quality 14.00-14.35, , large 14.00-16.35.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 7 to 9 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.75-$7.25 at feed mills and $6.15-$6.50 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 22 cents higher and were $16.25 at processors, and $15.20-$16.05 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended steady and was $5.20-$5.90 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $591.80 per ton for 48% protein.