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Market Summary: Supply Light for NC Tomatoes

At the livestock auction held Monday in Turnersburg, Canton and Siler City, a total of 1834 cattle and 33 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly $2 to $4 lower, bulls were $2 to $2.50 higher. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $70-$86.50, with high dressing up to $96. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $91-$103, with high dressing ranging $100-$110.50.

The North Carolina broiler 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 2,923,000 head compared to 2,847,000 head last Tuesday.

Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.):

—Beans: Supply light. Demand fairly good. bushel crates Round Green Type 30.00

—Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 20.00-21.00, fair quality 10.00-12.00 few 9.00

—Peppers, Bell Type: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. 1 1/9
bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 14.00, extra large 14.00-16.00 mostly 14.00, large
12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00, fair quality 12.00

—Squash: Supply light. Demand fairly light. Market lower. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small 20.00, medium 15.00

—Tomatoes: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. Extra services included. 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 13.95-15.95, extra large 13.95-15.95, large 13.95-15.95

—Tomatoes, Grape Type: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market higher. Extra services included. flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 15.95

—Tomatoes, Plum Type: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly light. Market lower. Extra services included. 25 lb cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-12.95 few 9.95

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.86-$5.39 at feed mills and $4.76-$5.41 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 19 cents lower and were $14.10 at processors, and $13.71-$14.46 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 15 cents lower, $4.26-$4.66 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $555.90 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.