Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg, a total of 2,121 cattle, 58 goats, and 19 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower; while bulls were 4.00 to 7.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were mostly 5.00 to 6.00 lower.  Demand was moderate to good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate to active.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$69, with high dressing up to $82.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$93.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $131-$177, 500-600 lbs. ranged $135-$154.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$143, 500-600 lbs. were $116-$141.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $125-$158, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$146.

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,094,000 head compared to 2,979,000 head last Tuesday.

Eggs:  The market was higher on all sizes.  Supplies were mostly light.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 154.11, Large 154.11, Medium 110.08, and Small 72.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 69.50 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 67.21 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.72-$4.29 at feed mills and $3.52-$4.02 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 8 cents lower.  Prices were $9.93 at the processors and ranged $9.04-$9.44 at the elevators; new crop $9.08-$9.59.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent lower; prices were $3.87-$4.02 at the feed mills and $3.67-$3.88 at the elevators; new crop $4.39-$4.73.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $343.10 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 3.92, —–, 3.92; Candor 4.17, —–, —-; Cofield 3.72,  9.59, —-; Laurinburg 3.87,  9.08, 3.87; Monroe 4.17, —–, —-; Nashville 4.04, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.29, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.02, —–, 4.02; Statesville 4.02, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.02, —–, 4.02; Pantego #2 3.82, —–, —-.

 Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.72,  9.23, 3.72; Clarkton 3.72,  9.23, 3.72; Clement 3.72,  9.19, 3.88; Clinton 3.82,  9.23, 3.82; Creswell 3.52,  9.28, —-; Elizabeth City 3.52,  9.44, —-; Lagrange 3.72,  9.23, 3.72; Monroe —-,  9.28, —-; Mount Olive 3.77,  9.23, 3.77; Norwood 3.82,  9.04, —-; Register 3.97, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.02,  9.13, —-; Wilson 3.67,  9.23, 3.67.

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville  9.93; Raleigh —–.

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2017 Crop   Apples:  Demand very good.  Market about steady.  Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up $20.90-$24; Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up $22-$24; Gala U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up $24-$25.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$12; extra large $10-$12, fair quality $8-$10; large $9-$11.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini slightly lower, Yellow Straightneck lower, Yellow Crookneck about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$12, medium $6-$10; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$10.35, medium $6-$8.35; 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck small $16-$16.35, medium $12-$12.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand light.  Market slightly lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $16.95-$17.95, extra large $16.95-$17.95, large $12.95-$17.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand light.  Market lower.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $9.95-$12.95, 20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$22.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand light.  Market lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$13.95, large $9.95-$13.95, medium $11.95.


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