At the weekly livestock auction held Tuesday at Mount Airy a total of 282 cattle and 47 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended $0.50 to $3.00 higher, feeder steers had no available trend, and heifers trended $1.00 to $6.00 lower when compared to the previous week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $77.50 to $88.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $94.50 to $104.00 with high dressing up to $105.00.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina is 2,896,000 head compared to 2,892,000 head last Wednesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small, lower on the balance. Supplies are heavy. Retail demand is light. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 140.52, Large 139.75, Medium 115.21, and Small 88.00.
Blueberries: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Including palletizing and cooling, wide range in prices: flats of 12 1-pt 22.00-28.00 mostly 24.00-24.50.
Strawberries: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Including palletizing and cooling: flats of 8 1-lb containers 12.00-13.50
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 1 to 2 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $7.15-$7.60 at feed mills and $6.85-7.40 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 4 to 8 cents lower and were $15.39 at processors, and $14.74-$15.41 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 9 cents higher and was $5.53 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $509.30 per ton for 48% protein.