At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,415 cattle and 99 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly 3.00 lower; bulls were 5.00 to 7.00 lower.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,914,000 head compared to 2,900,000 head last Monday.
Fruit and vegetable prices:
Beans: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type $11.
Eggplant: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $12.
Squash: Demand fairly light. Market Zucchini slightly lower, others about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini $6-$7; small Yellow Straightneck $6-$7; 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck $12.
Grape Type Tomatoes: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Flats 12 1-pint containers $12.95-$13.95.
Plum Type Tomatoes: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady.
25 pound cartons loose extra large Roma $15.95-$16.95.
Apples: Demand fairly good. Market Golden Delicious slightly higher, others about steady. Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, & 100s $24; Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s & 88s $24-$28, 100s $24-$26; Gala U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, & 100s $26-$28, $21-$25.50
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly two to seven cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.53-$5.23 at feed mills and $4.38-$4.83 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended seven to eight cents lower and were $13.47 at processors, and $12.93-$13.38 at elevators. New crop U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was $5.68-$5.98 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $526.10 per ton for 48% protein.