At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mt. Airy, a total of 403 cattle, 44 goats and 45 sheep were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady. Feeder cattle were mostly steady. .
The North Carolina broiler market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina is 2,893,000 head compared to 2,860,000 head last Wednesday.
Fruit and vegetable prices:
— Bell Peppers: Demand fairly light. Market lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 12.00-14.00.
—Tomatoes: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 13.95-15.95
— Grape Type Tomatoes: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. flats 12 1-pint containers 15.95
— Plum Type Tomatoes: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly light. Market about steady. 25 lb cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-12.95
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.80-$6.54 at feed mills and $4.71-$5.76 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 2 cents higher and were $14.12 at processors, and $13.73-$14.48 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 5 cents lower, $4.22-$4.80 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $568.30 per ton for 48% protein.