At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 901 cattle and 124 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle trended mostly steady. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $74-$83.50, with high dressing up to $86. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $93-$98.50.
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 2,877,000 head compared to 2,845,000 head last Monday.
Eggplant: Demand fairly good. Market medium slightly higher, fair quality about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $10-$12.35, fair quality $6-$8.35.
Greens: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Various containers bunched/loose Collard and Kale $6.50-$7; Mustard and Turnip Tops $6.50-$7 few $8. Sweet Potatoes: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $14-$15 few higher occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10 few higher occasional lower, U.S. No. 2 $7-$8 few lower occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $7 few higher occasional lower.
Western North Carolina Cucumbers: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates medium $16-$18, fair quality $10-$12; cartons 24s $5-$6
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended two to four cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.63-$7.30 at feed mills and $6.11-$6.46 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly 29 to 30 cents higher and were $14.88 at processors, and $15.65-$16.50 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended three to five cents lower, quoting $5.10-$5.80 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $622.40 per ton for 48% protein.