Market Summary: NC Weekly Livestock Auctions on Hiatus during Holiday Week
There were no weekly livestock auctions held on Monday in NC.
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 2,901,000 head compared to 2,874,000 head last Tuesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small and medium, higher on the balance. 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.
Eggplant: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 8.35-10.35, fair quality 6.00-7.35.
Peppers, bell type: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. Quality is variable. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 12.00-12.35, extra large 10.00-12.35, fair quality 7.00-8.35, large 8.00-10.35.
Squash: supply fairly light. Demand is fairly good. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 12.00-14.00, medium 10.00-12.00. Yellow Straight neck small 12.00-16.00, med 10.00-14.00.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 1 to 2 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.98-$6.88 at feed mills and $6.28-$7.17 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended mixed and were $15.83 at processors, and $14.79-$16.13 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 4 cents higher and was $5.00-$5.83 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $562.00 per ton for 48% protein.