Market Summary: Demand Good for Early NC Apples

At the livestock auctions held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,406 cattle and 109 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended 1.00 to 5.00 lower; bulls were 3.00 to 5.00 lower.

The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,916,000 head compared to 2,917,000 head last Monday.

Beans: Demand fairly light. Market lower. Bushel crates Round Green Type $11-$12. Eggplant: Demand fairly light. Market lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $12, fair quality $8.

Peppers, Bell Type: Demand good. Market slightly higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo $14-$15; extra large $14-$15; large $12-$13.

Squash: Demand fairly light. Market Zucchini and Yellow Straightneck slightly lower, Yellow Crookneck about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini $7-$9, small Yellow Straightneck $8-$9, 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck $13. Tomatoes: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes jumbo U.S. Combination $11.95-$13.95.

Grape Type Tomatoes,: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market slightly lower. Flats 12 1-pint containers $14.95-$15.95

Plum Type Tomatoes: Supply fairly light. Demand good. Market higher. 25 pound cartons loose extra large Roma $11.95-$15.95.

Apples: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Cartons tray pack Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, & 100s $24

Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, & 100s $24, Gala U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, & 100s $26-$28,

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly two to 23 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.57-$5.31 at feed mills and $4.46-$4.86 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 33 to 79 cents lower and were $13.88 at processors, and $13.48-$13.78 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended two cents lower, quoting $4.37 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $576.20 per ton for 48% protein. 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.