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Market Summary: NC Cash Soybeans Rebound from Last Week’s Lows

At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,274 cattle and 92 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle trended mostly steady to 4.50 higher; bulls were mixed, 2.00 lower to 1.00 higher.

Average dressing slaughter cows brought $74-$83.50, with high dressing up to $87. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $91-$99.50.

The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly light. The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,907,000 head compared to 2,712,000 head last Monday.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly three cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.38-$6.44 at feed mills and $5.59-$5.94 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mixed, nine cents lower to 71 cents higher, and were $14.20 at processors, and $13.70-$14.77 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mixed, three cents lower to two cents higher, quoting $4.69-$5.71 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $526.50 per ton for 48% protein.

Fruit and vegetable prices

Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $12-$12.35, fair quality $6-$8.35.

Greens: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Various containers bunched/loose Collard $6.50-$7; Kale, Mustard and Turnip Tops $6.50-$7 few $8.

Sweet Potatoes: Demand moderate. Market slightly higher. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $14-$16.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$12 mostly $11-$12, U.S. No. 2 $7-$9 few $6, No Grade Marks jumbo $7-$8 some high as $10.

Cucumbers: Demand moderate. Market slightly higher. Wide range in prices. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates medium $16-$20.25, fair quality $8-$12.25, cartons 24s $4-$7.

Bell Peppers: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market jumbo and extra large slightly higher, others about steady.
1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo $16-$18; extra large $16-$18; large $14-$16, fair quality $12-$15.

Squash: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Market higher. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates Zucchini small $16-$17, medium $14-$15; 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small $28-$30, medium $22-$25 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.