Wide Range in NC Apple Prices

The Siler City livestock auction was closed Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,791,000 head compared to 2,842,000 head last Monday.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn ranged $4.29-$4.85 at feed mills and $4.29-$4.84 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were $13.41 at processors, and $12.61-$13.28 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat ranged $3.86-$4.36 at the elevators, new crop $4.78-$5.99. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $522.00 per ton for 48% protein.

Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.): Eastern North Carolina – Cabbage: Supply light. Demand moderate. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $10; Red Type medium $12. Greens: Demand moderate. Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Tops $6.50-$8 mostly $7. Sweet Potatoes: Demand moderate. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 some $15 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $12-$14 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $8-$9 few higher and lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $9-$10 mostly $10 few higher and lower.

Western North Carolina – Apples: Supply Red and Golden Delicious fairly light. Demand moderate. Some shippers are finished for the season. Wide range in prices for 113-125s. Cartons tray pack Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80-100s $22-$24.50 mostly $22.50-$24, 113-125s $17-$25.50; Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80-100s $22-$24.50 mostly $22.50-$24, 113-125s $17-$25.50; Rome U.S. Extra Fancy 80-100s $22-$24, 113-125s $17-$22.50; cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2" minimum/up $18-$20, Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2" minimum/up $18-$20, Rome U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2" minimum/up $18-$20.

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