At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 580 cattle and 42 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 1.50 lower; bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 higher.
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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,921,000 head compared to 2,908,000 head last Wednesday.
Cabbage: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green Type $10-$12; medium Red Type $12-$14.
Western North Carolina – Apples: Some shippers are finished for the season. All varieties graded U.S. Extra Fancy
Red Delicious 80-100s $22-$24.50 mostly;
Golden Delicious 80-100s $22-$24.50;
Rome 80-100s $22-$24, 113
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly steady to one cent lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.07-$4.85 at feed mills and $4.07-$4.67 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly two to three cents lower and were $12.93 at processors, and $12.14-$12.74 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly steady and ranged $3.87-$4.37 at the elevators, new crop $4.80-$5.90. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $482.00 per ton for 48% protein.