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Market Recap: Corn Holding Steady

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 508 cattle and 43 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mixed, 2.50 lower to 2.00 higher; bulls were 50 cents to 1.00 lower. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $77-$88.50, with high dressing up to $96. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $93.50-$103.50, with high dressing ranging $104-$116.

The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,929,000 head compared to 2,927,000 head last Wednesday.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly steady to 12 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.36-$7.60 at feed mills and $6.84-$7.35 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended two to four cents higher and were $15.94 at processors, and $15.00-$15.72 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended seven cents lower, quoting $5.52 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $520.90 per ton for 48% protein.

Fruit and vegetable prices: BLUEBERRIES: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$20.50 STRAWBERRIES: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Some shippers are finished for the season. Flats 8 1-pound containers medium $13-$13.50. CABBAGE: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $10. SQUASH: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $6, medium $4; Yellow Straightneck small $6-$7 medium $4. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.