Market Summary: Moderate Demand for NC Sweet Potatoes
At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,297 cattle and 94 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mixed, 1.00 lower to 1.00 higher; bulls were 3.50 to 5.00 higher.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,900,000 head compared to 2,870,000 head last Monday.
Fruit and vegetable prices:
Cabbage: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market Round Green Type slightly higher, Red Type about steady. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green Type $10-$12; medium Red Type $12.
Greens: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Tops $6.50-$8.
Sweet Potatoes: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18, U.S. No. 1 Petite $12-$14, U.S. No. 2 $8-$, No Grade Marks jumbo $9-$10.
Western North Carolina – Apples: Supply Golden Delicious light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. U.S. Extra Fancy
Red Delicious 80s-100s $18-$24.50;
Golden Delicious 80s-100s $22-$24.50;
Rome 80s-100s $18-$24.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly nine to ten cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.02-$4.81 at feed mills and $4.02-$4.62 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly seven cents higher and were $13.07 at processors, and $12.28-$12.88 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly ten cents lower and ranged $3.82-$4.32 at the elevators, new crop $4.85-$5.88. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $490.80 per ton for 48% protein.