At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 637 cattle and 76 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly 3.00 to 4.00 lower; bulls were mostly steady to 4.00 lower.
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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,903,000 head compared to 2,802,000 head last Wednesday.
Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.): Strawberries: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $11.75-$13.75 mostly $12. Blueberries: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids large $26-$30 mostly $27.50-$28.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 18 to 19 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $7.08-$7.48 at feed mills and $6.78-$7.33 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly 15 to 16 cents higher and were $15.75 at processors, and $14.79-$15.34 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended eight cents higher, quoting $5.39 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $515.60 per ton for 48% protein.