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Market Summary: NC Cash Shelled Corn Jumps 21 cents

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 467 cattle and 39 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 2.00 lower; bulls were mostly steady.

Average dressing slaughter cows brought $77-$86. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $90-$102.50.

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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,853,000 head compared to 2,835,000 head last Wednesday.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly nine to 21 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.75-$7.97 at feed mills and $7.10-$7.57 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly 11 to 12 cents higher and were $15.97 at processors, and $14.92-$15.63 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly 17 to 21 cents higher, quoting $5.57-$6.60 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $528.60 per ton for 48% protein.

Fruit and vegetable prices

BLUEBERRIES: Demand fairly good. Market slightly higher. Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. Flats 12 1-pint cups medium-large $16.00-$18.00.

BEANS: Demand good. Market about steady. Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type Machine Picked $30-$35.

CABBAGE: Demand moderate. Market slightly lower. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $8-$10, Red Type medium $12-$14.

CUCUMBERS: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $14-$16.35, fair quality $4-$6.35, Cartons 24s $3.50-$4.35. SQUASH: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $14-$16, medium $12-$14; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16, medium $12-$14. 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.