Market Summary: NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Lower
At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Smithfield and North Wilkesboro a total of 249 cattle and 298 goats were sold.
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 Thursday in North Carolina is 2,865,000 head compared to 2,834,000 head last Thursday.
Greens: Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Various containers, bunched/loose, collard, kale, mustard, and turnip tops 6.50-7.00.
Sweet potatoes: Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 40 lb cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 13.00-15.00, few higher and lower. U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-12.00, few higher and lower. U.S. No. 2 7.00-9.00, few lower, occasionally higher. No Grade Marks jumbo 6.00-7.00, few higher and lower.
Beans: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. Bushel cartons/crates, precooled, Round Green Type, machine picked: 30.00-35.00, few, including previous commitments, lower.
CABBAGE: DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET SLIGHTLY LOWER. 50 lb cartons Round Green Type med 8.00-9.00 few 10.00 occasional lower Red Type med 12.00-14.00
CUCUMBERS: SUPPLY FAIRLY LIGHT. DEMAND MODERATE. MARKET SLIGHTLY HIGHER.
Mediums wide range in price. WAXED 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 14.00-18.00 fr
qual 6.00-8.00 cartons 24s 4.00-5.00
SQUASH: SUPPLY FAIRLY LIGHT. DEMAND FAIRLY GOOD. MARKET ABOUT STEADY. 1/2
and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini sml 14.00-16.00 med 12.00-14.00 Yellow Straightneck sml 14.00-16.00 med 12.00-14.00
Blueberries: demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Price includes palletizing and cooling: flats of 12 1-pt cups with lids med-large 16.00-18.00, few 15.00, occasionally, including previous commitments, higher.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 9 to 12 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.63-$7.88 at feed mills and $6.96-7.48 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 26 to 27 cents lower and were $15.70 at processors, and $14.66-$15.37 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 6 cents lower and was $5.51-$6.51 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $520.60 per ton for 48% protein.