At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2096 cattle and 54 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $4.00 lower, feeder steers trended mostly $3.00 to $15.00 lower, and heifers trended mostly steady to $9.00 lower when compared to last 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 Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,951,000 head compared to 2,880,000 head last Tuesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small and medium, lower 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 131.91, Large 128.81, Medium 100.86, and Small 83.00.
Apples: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s 24.00, 88s 24.00. Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s were 24.00, 88s 24.00, Gala U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2" min and up 22.00-24.00.
Beans: demand fairly light. Market is slightly lower. Bushel crates Round Green Type 11.00.
Peppers, bell type: supply light. Demand is good. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo and extra large 14.00-15.00, large 12.00-13.00, fair quality 10.00-13.00.
Squash: demand fairly light. Market for zucchini and yellow straight neck is slightly lower, yellow crookneck is about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates medium Zucchini 4.00-7.00. medium Yellow Straight neck 5.00-7.00. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck were12.00-13.00.
Tomatoes: demand moderate. Market for large is lower, others are about steady. 25 lb cartons of loose of jumbo Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or better were 11.95-12.95, large 9.95-11.95.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 2 to 3 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.54-$5.29 at feed mills and $4.44-$4.84 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 5 to 6 cents lower and were $13.82 at processors, and $13.43-$13.73 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 3 cents lower and was $4.34 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $573.80 per ton for 48% protein.