Market Summary: NC Cash Corn Plummets

At the livestock auctions held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,227 cattle and 65 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 2.00 lower; bulls were mixed, 3.50 lower to 3.00 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 2,923,000 head compared to 753,000 head last Monday.

Fruit and vegetable prices

Sweet Potatoes: Demand moderate. Market U.S. No. 1 higher, others about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 few $15 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14 mostly $12-$13 few higher, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $8-$9 few higher and lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $9-$10 few higher and lower.

Beans: Demand moderate. Market lower. Bushel crates Round Green Type $16-$18.25. Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $14.

Squash: Demand fairly light. Market Yellow Straightneck lower, Zucchini about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini $8-$9, small Yellow Straightneck $8-$10,

Tomatoes: Demand fairly light. Market jumbo and extra large slightly lower, large about steady. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes jumbo U.S. Combination or Better $11.95-$13.95, extra large $11.95-$13.95, large $11.95-$13.95.

Grape Tomatoes: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Flats 12 1-pint containers $15.95-$17.95.

Plum Tomatoes: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$11.95

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly four to 35 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.64-$5.48 at feed mills and $4.53-$5.08 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 11 cents lower and were $13.96 at processors, and $13.57-$14.32 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended four to six cents lower, quoting $4.04-$4.44 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $570.80 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.