At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 400 cattle and 37 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 5.50 higher; bulls were steady to 2.50 higher.
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 2,911,000 head compared to 2,948,000 head last Wednesday.
Beans: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type $35.
Cucumbers: Supply light. Demand good. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates medium $20-$25.
Squash: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates Zucchini small $19; Yellow Straightneck small $19-$20, medium $17-$18; 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small $24-$25, medium $18-$20.
Tomatoes: Demand very good. Market slightly higher. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $13.95-$17.95, extra large $13.95-$17.95, large $12.95-$17.95. Tomatoes, Grape Type: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Extra services included. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $15.95-$16.95.
Tomatoes, Plum Type: Demand moderate. Market slightly higher. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$15.95.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly eight to nine cents higher, one location 18 cents higher, when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.80-$6.05 at feed mills and $4.45-$5.59 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 11 to 12 cents higher and were $12.79 at processors, and $12.39-$13.89 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly three to ten cents higher, quoting $4.37-$5.41 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $487.90 per ton for 48% protein.