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NC Cash Wheat Plummets with Futures

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1626 cattle and 32 goats were sold.

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 2,898,000 head compared to 2,798,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small and medium, higher on the balance. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 125.96, Large 118.98, Medium 100.86, and Small 87.00.

Blueberries: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. Including palletizing and cooling, flats of 12 1-pt cups with lids med-large: 14.00, previous commitments higher.

Beans: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. Bushel cartons/crates, precooled, round green type, machine picked: 35.00, few, including previous commitments, lower.

Cabbage: demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 50 lb cartons round green type medium: 7.00 to 9.00, Red type medium: 12.00-14.00.

Peppers, bell type: demand is moderate. Market is slightly higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons green jumbo: 12.00-12.35, extra large: 10.00-12.35, fair quality: 10.35.

Squash: supply fairly light. Demand is fairly good for yellow straightneck, moderate for zucchini. Market is about steady for yellow straightneck, lower for zucchini. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small: 12.00, medium: 10.00. Yellow Straightneck small: 14.00-16.00, medium: 12.00-14.00

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.41-$7.66 at feed mills and $6.77-$7.31 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 8 to 13 cents higher and were $15.79 at processors, and $14.74-$15.65 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 53 cents lower and was $5.26-$6.26 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $533.80 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.