At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 578 cattle and 57 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to 1.50 higher; bulls were mixed, 5.50 lower to 50 cents 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 2,912,000 head compared to 2,837,000 head last Wednesday.
Fruit and vegetable prices
Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.
Beans: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Bushel crates Round Green Type $30
Cucumbers: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Market slightly higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates medium $18-$22, fair quality $10-$12.
Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market fair quality slightly lower, others about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $18-$19, fair quality $8-$10.
Bell Peppers: Supply fairly light. Demand very good. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo $18-$20 few lower; extra large $18-$20 few lower; large $18 occasional lower, fair quality $16-$18.
Squash: Demand moderate. Market Yellow Crookneck medium slightly lower, others about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates Zucchini small $16-$19, medium $14-$17; Yellow Straightneck small $19 occasional higher, medium $17 occasional higher; 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small $25, medium $18-$20.
Tomatoes: Demand moderate. Market about steady.
25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $13.95-$15.95, extra large $13.95-$15.95, large $12.95-$15.95.
Plum Type Tomatoes: Demand moderate. Market slightly higher. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended one to 14 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.58-$6.03 at feed mills and $4.73-$5.68 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mixed; two cents lower to four cents higher and were $13.40 at processors, and $13.16-$14.37 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly four to seven cents lower, quoting $4.48-$5.63 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $487.00 per ton for 48% protein.