Market Recap: NC Cucumbers Finish Shipping

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 486 cattle and 72 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 4.50 higher; bulls were mixed, 8.50 lower to 2.00 higher.

The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly heavy.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed, seven cents lower to eight cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.39-$7.74 at feed mills and $6.74-$7.39 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly four to six cents lower and were $15.75 at processors, and $14.70-$15.74 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended two to ten cents lower, quoting $5.16-$6.24 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $538.30 per ton for 48% protein.

BLUEBERRIES: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $14.

BEANS: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type Machine Picked $35.

CABBAGE: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $7-$9, Red Type medium $12-$14.

CUCUMBERS: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Some shippers have finished for the season. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $18-$20.35 few.

PEPPERS, BELL TYPE: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$12.35, extra large $10-$12.35.

SQUASH: Supply fairly light. Demand Zucchini moderate, Yellow Straightneck fairly good. Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$14, medium $10-$12; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16, medium $12-$14. 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.