At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 471 cattle and 69 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady; bulls were 1.00 higher. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $76.50-$86.50, with high dressing up to $95. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $96-$104, with high dressing ranging $106.50-$111.50.
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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,883,000 head compared to 2,877,000 head last Wednesday.
Fruit and vegetable prices:
Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.
Beans: Supply light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type $35-$37.25.
Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $18-$18.25
Peppers, Bell Type: Demand fairly light. Market jumbo and extra large slightly lower, others about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo $14-$19.25;
Squash: 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck $25-$27.25,
Tomatoes: Demand good. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $14.95-$16.95,
Tomatoes, Grape Type: Demand moderate. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids and 20 pound cartons loose supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Tomatoes, Plum Type: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $12.95.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended seven to 15 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.87-$6.58 at feed mills and $4.73-$5.38 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 13 to 14 cents higher and were $13.44 at processors, and $13.04-$13.79 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly five to 14 cents higher, quoting $4.14-$5.19 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $501.50 per ton for 48% protein.