Market Summary: Retail Demand Moderate for NC Eggs

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1559 cattle and 123 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $0.50 lower, feeder steers trended mixed, and heifers trended mostly steady to $6.00 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 2,859,000 head compared to 2,933,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small, higher on the balance. Supplies are moderate for small, light on the balance. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 133.49, Large 130.39, Medium 105.69, and Small 83.00.

Cucumbers: supply light. Demand is good. Market for mediums is slightly higher, others are about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates med 20.00-25.00, fair quality 10.00-12.00, cartons 24s 7.00-8.00.

Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 20.00-21.00, fair quality 9.00-12.00.

Peppers, bell type: supply very light. Demand is very good. Market about is steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 22.00, occasionally lower, extra large 22.00, occasionally lower, fair quality 20.00, occasionally lower.

Tomatoes: demand is good. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better jumbo are 13.95-15.95, extra large 13.95-15.95, and large 12.95-15.95.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.72-$5.87 at feed mills and $4.37-$5.55 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended mixed and were $12.67 at processors, and $12.28-$14.69 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 7 cents lower and was $4.35-$5.48 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $481.80 per ton for 48% protein.
 


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