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Market Summary: NC Blueberries Now Available

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 637 cattle and 76 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly 3.00 to 4.00 lower; bulls were mostly steady to 4.00 lower.

The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,903,000 head compared to 2,802,000 head last Wednesday.

Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.): Strawberries: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $11.75-$13.75 mostly $12. Blueberries: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids large $26-$30 mostly $27.50-$28.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 18 to 19 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $7.08-$7.48 at feed mills and $6.78-$7.33 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly 15 to 16 cents higher and were $15.75 at processors, and $14.79-$15.34 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended eight cents higher, quoting $5.39 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $515.60 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.