Market Summary: NC Tomato Supply Light with Moderate Demand
At the livestock auction held Thursday in Smithfield, a total of 893 cattle were sold. Slaughter cattle and feeder cattle were steady.
Fruit and vegetable prices:
Beans: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type 35.00.
Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium
Peppers, Bell Type: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 18.00-22.00.
Squash: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini 19.00, medium 17.00; Yellow small Straightneck 19.00-20.00, 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck 24.00-25.00.
Tomatoes: Demand good. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 13.95-17.95.
Tomatoes, Grape Type: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady.. Flats 12 1-pint containers 14.95-16.95, 20 pound cartons loose 27.95-29.95.
Tomatoes, Plum Type: Demand good. Market about steady.. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 12.95-15.95.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 8 to 11 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.63-$6.33 at feed mills and $4.54-$5.13 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 6 cents lower and were $12.99 at processors, and $12.59-$14.09 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended 8 cents lower, quoting $4.54-$5.41 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $488.80 per ton for 48% protein.