At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,150 cattle and 107 goats were sold.
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 Monday in North Carolina was 2,909,000 head compared to 2,825,000 head last Monday.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended eight to 13 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.44-$7.63 at feed mills and $6.76-$7.28 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly seven to eight cents higher and were $15.71 at processors, and $14.66-$15.52 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly steady to 19 cents lower, quoting $5.79-$6.55 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $526.00 per ton for 48% protein.
Fruit and vegetable prices:
Blueberries: Demand moderate. Market slightly lower. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $14.
Beans: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type Machine Picked $35.
Cabbage: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $7-$9 few higher, Red Type medium $12-$14.
Cucumbers: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $16-$18
Peppers, Bell Type: Demand fairly light. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10.35-$12.35; extra large $10-$12.35,