Market Summary: NC Cash Soybeans Soar with Futures

At the livestock auctions held Monday in Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 658 cattle and 22 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 2.00 higher; bulls were mixed, 2.00 lower to 3.00 higher. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $76-$86.50, with high dressing up to $92. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $94-$101, high dressing ranged $104-$107.

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 Tuesday in North Carolina was 2,908,000 head compared to 2,883,000 head last Tuesday.

Fruit and vegetable prices:

Sweet Potatoes: Demand moderate. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $15-$17 few higher occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$13 few higher, U.S. No. 2 $8-$9 few higher and lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 few lower.

Beans: Supply light. Demand moderate. Bushel crates Round Green Type $20.25-$28. Eggplant: Demand moderate. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $16-$18.25,

Squash: Demand fairly light. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini $9-$9.25, Yellow small Straightneck $14-$15.25

Tomatoes: Demand fairly light. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $12.95-$14.95,

Tomatoes, Plum Type: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$11.95

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly 7 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.95-$5.18 at feed mills and $4.65-$5.40 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 29 cents higher and were $14.26 at processors, and $13.62-$14.62 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended six to seven cents lower, quoting $4.12-$4.55 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $590.40 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.