At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 681 cattle and 50 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended 5.00 to 7.00 lower; bulls were 5.00 to 8.00 lower.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,923,000 head compared to 2,917,000 head last Wednesday.
Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.):
Beans: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type $11.
Eggplant: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $12, fair quality $8.
Tomatoes: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$13.95, extra large $11.95-$12.95, large $9.95-$11.95.
Plum Type Tomatoes: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady.
25 pound cartons loose extra large Roma $13.95-$15.95.
Apples: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, & 100s $24; Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, & 100s $24; Gala U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, & 100s $26-$28
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly two cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.56-$5.31 at feed mills and $4.46-$4.86 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended five cents higher and were $13.87 at processors, and $13.48-$13.78 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended two cents higher, quoting $4.36 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $572.00 per ton for 48% protein.