Cattle: At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 389 cattle were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 1.00 lower and bulls were steady to 5.00 lower. Feeder cattle were mostly lower, with 500-600 lbs. heifers sharply lower.
Broiler-Fryers: The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,912,000 head compared to 2,801,000 head last Wednesday.
Eggs: The market was higher on extra large and medium, steady on large and small. Supplies were moderate. Retail demand was moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 86.96, Large 79.04, Medium 63.08, and Small 52.00.
Blueberries: Supply moderate. Demand fairly good. Flats 12 1-pint cups large $32-$35
Strawberries: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Flats 8 1-pound containers medium-large $11-$14 few $15.
Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 79.42 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 77.37 cents per pound.
Grain: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.94-$4.61 at feed mills and $3.96-$4.46 at elevators; new crop $3.88-$4.49. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly steady to 1 cent lower. Prices were $9.21-$9.55 at the elevators; new crop $9.47. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat new crop $4.02-$4.51. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, had no per ton bid for 48% protein.