At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2045 cattle and 52 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $5.00 higher, feeder steers trended mostly $3.00 to $11.00 higher, and heifers trended mostly $4.00 to $7.50 higher when compared to the previous week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $87.00 to $103.00.
N.C. Eggs: The market is lower on all sizes. Supplies are heavy. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 145.98, Large 141.33, Medium 131.82, and Small 114.00.
Blueberries: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. flats of 12 1-pt cups medium-large 14.00-16.00
Beans: demand is good. Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type Machine Picked 18.00-20.00
Cabbage: demand exceeds supply. Market is higher. 50 lb cartons med Round Green Type 12.00-13.00, med Red Type 14.00
Cucumbers: demand moderate. Market for fair quality is slightly lower, others are about steady. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 20.00-20.35 fair quality 7.00-8.35.
Squash: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini 8.00-10.00, small Yellow Straight neck 8.00-10.00
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 5 to 26 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.55-$5.20 at feed mills and $4.55-$5.15 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended steady to 5 cents higher and were $15.15 at processors, and $14.48-$14.90 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended mixed, prices ranged $4.85 to $5.36 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $564.50 per ton for 48% protein.