At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1536 cattle and 34 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $10.00 higher, feeder steers trended steady to $14.00 higher, and heifers trended $8.00 to $10.00 higher when compared to the previous week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $73.50 to $94.50. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $94.50 to $105.00 with high dressing up to $116.00.
N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,949,000 head compared to 2,697,000 head last Tuesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small and medium, higher 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 137.73, Large 131.06, Medium 118.86, and Small 96.00.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 3 to 13 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.46-$5.06 at feed mills and $4.21-$4.91 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 13 cents higher and were $13.37 at processors, and $12.82-$13.42 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 3 cent lower, prices ranged $4.01 to $4.51 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $515.10 per ton for 48% protein.