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Market Summary: NC Cash Grains Soar Along with Futures

At the livestock auctions held Friday at Siler City a total of 1068 cattle and 195 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to $3.00 lower, feeder steers trended $2.00 to $10.00 higher, and heifers trended steady to $6.00 higher when compared to the previous 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 Monday in North Carolina is 2,915,000 head compared to 2,883,000 head last Monday.

Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is higher on medium, about steady on others. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 20.00-21.00.

bell Peppers: demand fairly light. Market is lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo and extra large 14.00, large 12.00.

Squash: supply light. Demand is fairly light. Market is lower. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small 20.00-25.00, med 15.00-18.00.

Tomatoes: supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better jumbo, extra large and large 13.95-15.95.

Tomatoes, grape type: supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market is about steady. Flats of 12 1-pt containers with lids were 14.95-15.95.

Tomatoes, plum type: supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market is about steady. Extra services included. 25 lb cartons loose Roma extra large 12.95-13.95, few 11.95.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended steady to 51 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.70-$6.65 at feed mills and $4.91-5.56 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 61 to 62 cents higher and were $14.29 at processors, and $13.90-$14.65 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 31 cents higher and was $4.30-$4.89 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $548.60 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.