Quality Continues to be Variable with NC Vegetables
Cattle: At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 994 cattle and 111 goats were
sold. Slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 lower; while bulls were steady to 2.00 lower. Feeder
cattle were lower. Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate. Offerings of cattle
were moderate. Cattle quality was average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $70-$79,
with high dressing up to $90. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $95-
There was no grain report issued on Monday.
Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 67.69 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 65.24 cents per pound.
Peppers, Bell Type: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Quality variable. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo, extra large $8-$10.35, fair quality $6-$7.35; large $7-$8.35; medium $7.35.
Tomatoes: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Quality variable. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo, extra large $11.95-$13.95; large $9.95-$13.95.
Grape Type Tomatoes,: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Flats 12 1-pint containers $7.95-$9.95; 20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$18.95.
Plum Type Tomatoes: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Quality variable. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95 some low as $9.95; large $11.95-$13.95.