At the weekly livestock auction held Tuesday at Mount Airy a total of 495 cattle and 36 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly $0.50 lower, feeder steers trended mostly $2.00 to $9.50 higher, and heifers trended mixed when compared to the previous week.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina is 2,823,000 head compared to 2,881,000 head last Wednesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is on lower on large, higher on medium, and steady on the balance. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 132.24, Large 130.22, Medium 94.47, and Small 85.00.
Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 12.00-12.35, fair quality 8.00-8.35.
Cucumbers: demand moderate. Market is about steady. There is a wide range in prices. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates med 16.00-20.25, fair quality 8.00-12.25, cartons 24s 5.00-7.00.
Bell Peppers,: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 16.00-18.00, extra large 16.00-18.00, large 14.00-16.00, fair quality 14.00-15.00.
Squash: supply fairly light. Demand is fairly good. Market is about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates Zucchini small 16.00-17.00 med 14.00-15.00 Yellow Straight neck small 20.00-22.00, med 18.00-20.00. 3/4 bushel crates Yellow Crookneck small 28.00-30.00, med 22.00-25.00.
Tomatoes: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Extra services are included. 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes Better jumbo 14.00-15.95, extra large 14.00-15.95, large 14.00-15.95, few lower.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.79-$6.54 at feed mills and $5.59-6.04 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 3 to 24 cents higher and were $13.81 at processors, and $13.56-$14.84 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 9 cents higher and was $4.75-$5.84 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $514.00 per ton for 48% protein.