At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 435 cattle and 35 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to 1.50 lower; bulls were 50 cents to 4.50 lower.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,921,000 head compared to 2,828,000 head last Wednesday.
Fruit and vegetable prices
EGGPLANT: Demand fairly good. Market slightly higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $10.00-$10.35
PEPPERS, BELL TYPE: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $20-$20.35
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly six to eight cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.67-$7.10 at feed mills and $6.09-$6.44 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended two to three cents higher and were $16.27 at processors, and $15.23-$16.08 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended two to seven cents lower, quoting $5.15-$5.85 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $594.10 per ton for 48% protein.