At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 467 cattle and 39 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 2.00 lower; bulls were mostly steady.
Average dressing slaughter cows brought $77-$86. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $90-$102.50.
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 2,853,000 head compared to 2,835,000 head last Wednesday.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly nine to 21 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.75-$7.97 at feed mills and $7.10-$7.57 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly 11 to 12 cents higher and were $15.97 at processors, and $14.92-$15.63 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly 17 to 21 cents higher, quoting $5.57-$6.60 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $528.60 per ton for 48% protein.
Fruit and vegetable prices
BLUEBERRIES: Demand fairly good. Market slightly higher. Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. Flats 12 1-pint cups medium-large $16.00-$18.00.
BEANS: Demand good. Market about steady. Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type Machine Picked $30-$35.
CABBAGE: Demand moderate. Market slightly lower. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $8-$10, Red Type medium $12-$14.
CUCUMBERS: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $14-$16.35, fair quality $4-$6.35, Cartons 24s $3.50-$4.35. SQUASH: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $14-$16, medium $12-$14; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16, medium $12-$14.