Market Summary: NC Fruit & Vegetable Harvest Curtailed Due to Wet Fields
At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,222 cattle and 91 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle trended mostly steady. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $74-$84, with high dressing up to $98. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $94-$103.50, high dressing ranged $104-$108.50.
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 Monday in North Carolina was 2,935,000 head compared to 2,864,000 head last Monday.
Fruit and vegetable prices
Greens: Supply very light. Demand moderate. Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Tops supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.
– Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields (all commodities).
Beans: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Market higher. Bushel crates Round Green Type $37-$37.25.
Cucumbers: Supply very light. Demand good. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates medium, fair quality, and cartons 24s supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market
Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market medium lower, fair quality about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $18-$18.25 occasional higher, fair quality $12-$12.25 occasional lower.
Bell Peppers,: Demand moderate. Market lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo $16-$19.25; extra large $16-$19.25 occasional higher; large $15-$17.25 occasional higher, fair quality $13-$17.25 occasional higher.
Squash: Supply very light. Demand fairly good. small Yellow Straightneck $20-$21.25; 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck $25-$27.25.
Tomatoes: Demand very good. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $13.95-$17.95,
Tomatoes, Grape Type: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Flats 12 1-pint containers $15.95-$16.95; 20 pound cartons loose $25.95-$29.95.
Tomatoes, Plum Type: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $12.95-$15.95
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 20 to 42 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.85-$6.53 at feed mills and $4.76-$5.41 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 42 to 44 cents higher and were $13.43 at processors, and $13.03-$14.53 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mixed, quoting $4.17-$5.22 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $500.30 per ton for 48% protein.