At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 582 cattle and 29 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly 1.00 to 2.50 higher; bulls were 50 cents to 2.50 lower.
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 2,951,000 head compared to 2,885,000 head last Wednesday.
Apples: Supply Golden Delicious light. Demand moderate. All varieties graded U.S. Extra Fancy
Red Delicious 80s-100s $18-$24.50;
Golden Delicious 80s-100s $22-$24.50;
Rome 80s-100s $18-$24,
Cabbage: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $8-$9 few higher and lower; Red Type medium $12.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly two to three cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.19-$4.99 at feed mills and $4.19-$4.79 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly steady to one cent higher and were $13.35 at processors, and $12.55-$13.25 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly three cents lower and ranged $3.99-$4.49 at the elevators, new crop $5.00-$5.96. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $498.30 per ton for 48% protein.