At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 242 cattle and 95 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to 3.00 higher; bulls were 2.50 to 6.00 higher.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly light. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,864,000 head compared to 2,850,000 head last Wednesday.
Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.) ***Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.***:
BLUEBERRIES: Demand fairly light. Most current movement based on previous commitments. Includes palletizing and cooling. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large too few new sales to establish a market.
CABBAGE: Demand fairly light. Some shippers are finished for the season. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium supplies insufficient to establish a market. EGGPLANT: Supply fairly light. Demand light. Market slightly lower. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $8.35-$9, fair quality $6-$6.35.
PEPPERS, BELL TYPE: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Quality variable. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$12.35; extra large $10-$12.35, fair quality $7-$8.35; large $8-$10.35.
SQUASH: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$14, medium $10-$12; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16, medium $12-$14.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly one cent lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.97-$6.87 at feed mills and $6.27-$6.37 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly seven to eight cents higher and were $15.91 at processors, and $14.86-$15.51 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mixed, six cents lower to seven cents higher, quoting $5.07-$5.90 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $565.60 per ton for 48% protein.