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Market Summary: NC Cash Beans Follow Futures Higher

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 435 cattle and 35 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to 1.50 lower; bulls were 50 cents to 4.50 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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,921,000 head compared to 2,828,000 head last Wednesday.

Fruit and vegetable prices

EGGPLANT: Demand fairly good. Market slightly higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $10.00-$10.35

PEPPERS, BELL TYPE: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $20-$20.35

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly six to eight cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.67-$7.10 at feed mills and $6.09-$6.44 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended two to three cents higher and were $16.27 at processors, and $15.23-$16.08 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended two to seven cents lower, quoting $5.15-$5.85 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $594.10 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.