At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,100 cattle and 108 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady; bulls were steady to 4.00 lower. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $74-$82, with high dressing up to $86.50. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $92-$99.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,929,000 head compared to 2,851,000 head last Monday.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly seven to 14 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.43-$7.83 at feed mills and $6.92-$7.43 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly one cent higher and were $15.85 at processors, and $14.80-$15.52 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended steady to seven cents higher, quoting $5.31-$6.34 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $514.10 per ton for 48% protein.
Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.):
Blueberries: Demand good at slightly lower prices. Market slightly lower. Quality variable. Flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $16-$17
Beans: Demand exceeds supply. Market slightly higher. Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked $30-$35.
Cabbage: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good at slightly lower prices. Market slightly lower. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $9.50-$10, Red Type medium $14.
Cucumbers: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $14-$14.35, fair quality $5-$6, cartons 24s $3.50-$4.35.
Squash: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market higher. Wide range in prices. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$16, medium $10-$14; Yellow Straightneck small $12-$16, medium $10-$14.