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Market Summary: NC Egg Supplies Heavy

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2351 cattle and 58 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mixed, feeder steers trended $1.00 to $15.00 higher, and heifers trended mixed when compared to last week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $70.00 to $88.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $93.00 to $105.00 with high dressing up to $113.00.

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 Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,919,000 head compared to 2,857,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small, lower on the balance. Supplies are heavy. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 135.50, Large 134.72, Medium 102.03, and Small 83.00.

Beans: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type 16.00-18.25.

Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 14.00, fair quality 8.00-10.00.

Bell type Peppers,: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates extra large Green 14.00.

Squash: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini 8.00-9.00. Small Yellow Straight neck 8.00-10.00. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck 12.00-13.00.

Tomatoes: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons loose jumbo Vine Ripes U.S. Comb 11.95-13.95,

Grape type Tomatoes: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Flats of 12 1-pt containers 15.95-16.95.

Plum type Tomatoes: demand moderate. Market is about steady.. 25 lb cartons loose extra large Roma 9.95-11.95.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.69-$5.54 at feed mills and $4.59-$5.14 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 1 to 2 cents lower and were $13.95 at processors, and $13.55-$14.30 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 5 cents higher and was $4.09-$4.49 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $573.40 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.