At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2139 cattle and 35 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended $4.00 to $8.50 lower, feeder steers trended mostly steady to $12.00 higher, and heifers trended mixed lower when compared to last week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $65.00 to $80.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $84.50 to $93.50 with high dressing up to $102.50.
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 2,889,000 head compared to 2,829,000 head last Tuesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is higher on small and medium, lower on the balance. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 133.76, Large 129.88, Medium 102.69, and Small 88.00.
Apples: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, and 100s were 24.00. Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, and 100s were 24.00-26.00. Gala U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, and 100s were 26.00-28.00.
Beans: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type were 11.00.
Eggplant: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med were 12.00.
Squash: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini were 6.00-7.00. Small Yellow Straight neck were 6.00-7.00. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck were 12.00.
Grape type Tomatoes: demand light. Market is lower. Flats of 12 1-pt containers were 9.95-11.95.
Plum type Tomatoes: supply fairly light. Demand is fairly good. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons extra large loose Roma were 15.95-16.95.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly 5 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.48-$5.18 at feed mills and $4.38-$4.78 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 5 cents higher and were $13.52 at processors, and $12.98-$13.43 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was without an available trend and new crop prices were $5.73-$6.02 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $529.10 per ton for 48% protein.