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.



A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.