At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 255 cattle and 35 goats were sold. Compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows were steady to 6.00 higher, bulls mostly steady. Feeder cattle were sharply lower. Demand and buyer activity was moderate. Major buyers were not in attendance due to it being a holiday week. Offerings were moderate and quality was average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $100-$117, with high dressing up to $139.
The broiler market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,682,000 head compared to 2,839,000 head last Wednesday.
Cabbage: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green Type $7-$10. Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.48-$4.59 at feed mills and $3.88-$4.38 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were four cents lower; prices were $10.47-$10.57 at the processors and ranged $9.97-$10.22 at the elevators. New crop U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat ranged $4.67-$4.87 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $541.60 per ton for 48% protein.