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Market Summary: NC Cash Corn & Soybeans Follow Futures Higher

At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,175 cattle and 172 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended about steady; bulls were steady.

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 2,921,000 head compared to 2,770,000 head last Monday.

Fruit and vegetable prices :

Beans: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market higher. Bushel crates Round Green Type $35.
Cucumbers: Supply light. Demand very good. Market mediums slightly higher, others about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates medium $18-$25,

Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $20-$21

Squash: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market Yellow Straightneck higher, others about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates Zucchini small $16-$19, medium $14-$17; Yellow Straightneck small $18-$20, medium $16-$18; 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small $24-$25, medium $18-$20.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended seven to 12 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.64-$6.02 at feed mills and $4.54-$5.72 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mixed and were $12.65 at processors, and $12.25-$14.83 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly one to six cents higher, quoting $4.42-$5.55 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $482.70 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.