Market Summary: NC Cash Grain Prices Level off with Futures

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1550 cattle and 65 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $0.50 higher, feeder steers trended $3.00 to $16.00 higher, and heifers trended mostly steady to $4.00 higher when compared to last week.

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,912,000 head compared to 2,740,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs: The market is higher on medium and extra large, steady on the balance. Supplies are light on medium, moderate on the balance. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 132.71, Large 130.22, Medium 99.30, and Small 83.00.

Cucumbers: supply light. Demand is fairly good. Market is slightly higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates med 18.00-20.00, fair quality 10.00-12.00, cartons 24s 6.00-7.00.

Eggplant: demand fairly good. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 18.00-19.00, fair quality 10.00.

Tomatoes: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo were 13.95-15.95, extra large 13.95-15.95, large 12.95-15.95. Plum type Tomatoes: demand fairly light. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 25 lb cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-12.95.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.59-$6.07 at feed mills and $5.07-$5.72 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 5 to 16 cents lower and were $13.42 at processors, and $13.42-$14.34 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 5 cents higher and was $4.51-$5.70 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $481.60 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.