Market Summary: Demand Moderate for NC Strawberries
At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 938 cattle and 122 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 2.00 higher; bulls were mixed, 3.00 lower to 50 cents higher.
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 2,893,000 head compared to 2,841,000 head last Monday.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended three cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.99-$7.39 at feed mills and $6.70-$7.24 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended six to 16 cents higher and were $15.34 at processors, and $14.50-$15.05 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended two cents higher, quoting $5.35 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $510.30 per ton for 48% protein.
Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.): Greens: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Various containers bunched/loose Kale $7-$8 occasional higher and lower, Collard, Mustard, and Turnip Tops $6.50-$7. Strawberries: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Includes palletizing and cooling. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $11.75-$13.75 mostly $12-$13. Sweet Potatoes: Demand moderate.
Market about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $13-$15 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$12 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 2 $7-$9 few lower occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $6-$7 few higher and lower.