Columbia Wed Jan 2, 2013 USDA-SC Dept Ag Market News
SC Farm Report on Wednesday
***Livestock auctions closed this week due to New Year Holiday***.
Hogs on Monday (closed Tuesday): Plant delivered weighted average.
National Direct Barrows & Gilts US 1 50-54% lean 240-300 lbs at 61.60,
down 0.74. Sows live price 300-450 lbs 47.40; 450-500 lbs 55.59; 500-
550 lbs 57.19.
SC Grain on Wednesday. Corn was 7 to 13 cents lower; processor bids
7.11-7.82. Soybeans were 8 to 16 cents lower; processor bid 13.86, export
bid N/A. New Crop Wheat was 7 to 20 cents lower; elevator bids 6.75-7.23.
Cotton on Wednesday. Southeast base price for 41-4/34 was 72.86, up
Fruits & Vegetables: Prices paid to SC growers at the Columbia State
Farmers Market on Wednesday. Beets dz bnchs Red type 18.00; Cabbage 50
lb ctns Green Type 10.00-12.00; Greens dz bchs Collards 16.00, ctns
bnchd Kale 24s 12.00; Onions, Green 2 dz bnchs Med 9.00; Pecans per
pound Shelled 8.00; Spinach Howard Crates Savoy type 16.00; Tomatoes 25
lb ctns Vine ripe turning red lge and xlge 14.00; Turnips 25 lb sacks
Topped 12.00. OUT OF STATE PRODUCE: Apples buctns Red/Gold/Rome 15.00-
22.00, Gala/Winesap/Stayman 22.00-24.00; Beans bucrts Snap type 22.00;
Cucumbers 1 1/9 bucrts Long greens select 15.00; Sweet Potatoes 40 lb
ctns Good Quality 14.00; Citrus: Grapefruit 25 lb ctns Red type 40 ct
14.00; Oranges 25 lb ctns Navel red type 14.00-16.00; Tangerines 25 lb
ctns Fallglo/Sunburst 12.00-16.00.
For detailed reports go to www.ams.usda.gov/marketnews.htm or
www.agriculture.sc.gov/ Or phone USDA-SCDA Market News at 803-737-4491
Source: South Carolina Dept of Ag-USDA Market News, Columbia, SC
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