At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1351 cattle and 19 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mixed, feeder steers trended mostly $3.00 to $12.00 lower, and heifers trended mostly $1.00 to $2.00 lower when compared to last week.
N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,860,000 head compared to 2,850,000 head last Tuesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is lower on small, steady on the balance. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 132.24, Large 130.69, Medium 93.86, and Small 85.00.
Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 12.00-12.35, fair quality 6.00-8.35
Cucumbers: demand moderate. Market is about steady. There is a wide range in prices. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates med 16.00-20.25, fair quality 8.00-12.25, few low as 6.00, cartons 24s 5.00-7.00.
Peppers, bell type: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 16.00-18.00, extra large 16.00-18.00, large 14.00-16.00, fair quality 14.00-15.00.
Squash: supply fairly light. Demand is fairly good. Market is about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates Zucchini small 16.00-17.00, med 14.00-15.00, Yellow Straight neck small 20.00-22.00, med 18.00-20.00, 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small 28.00-30.00, med 22.00-25.00.
Tomatoes: demand moderate. Extra services are included. 25 lb cartons, loose Vine Ripes US Comb or Better jumbo 14.00-15.95, extra large 14.00-15.95, large 14.00-15.95.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.73-$6.50 at feed mills and $5.66-$5.95 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 17 to 42 cents lower and were $13.78 at processors, and $13.78-$14.60 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 4 cents higher and was $4.73-$5.75 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $515.20 per ton for 48% protein.