At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 453 cattle and 49 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly 1.00 higher; bulls were mixed, 1.50 lower to 50 cents higher. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $93-$105, with high dressing ranging $106.50-$116.
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 2,903,000 head compared to 2,852,000 head last Wednesday.
Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.):
Beans: Supply light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type $20.25-$28.
Eggplant: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady.
1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $16-$18.25.
Squash: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini $8-$9.25, small Yellow Straightneck $12-$18, medium
Tomatoes: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $13.95.
Tomatoes, Plum Type: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$11.95.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly five to six cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.70-$5.84 at feed mills and $4.59-$5.21 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 34 cents lower and were $13.92 at processors, and $13.53-$14.28 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended three to five cents lower, quoting $4.09-$4.50 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $553.00 per ton for 48% protein.