At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1590 cattle and 40 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mixed, feeder steers trended mostly $10.00 to $20.00 higher, and heifers trended $2.00 to $11.00 higher when compared to last week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $71.00 to $87.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $94.00 to $108.00 with high dressing up to $120.50.
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 2,907,000 head compared to 2,869,000 head last Tuesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is lower on large, steady on all sizes. 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 130.99, Medium 93.86, and Small 87.00.
Eggplant: demand fairly good. Market for medium is slightly higher, fair quality is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 12.00-12.35, fair quality 6.00-8.35.
Peppers, bell type: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 16.00-16.35, extra large 14.00-14.35, fair quality 12.00-12.35, occasionally lower, large 14.35, occasionally lower.
Cucumbers: supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates med 16.00-18.00, fair quality 10.00-12.00, cartons 24s 5.00-6.00.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 13 to 18 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.50-$7.12 at feed mills and $5.93-$6.28 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 3 to 58 cents lower and were $14.85 at processors, and $15.08-$15.72 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 6 cents lower and was $5.03-$5.74 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $597.80 per ton for 48% protein.