The livestock auction usually held on Tuesday in Mount Airy has been closed/suspended indefinitely.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,953,000 head compared to 2,941,000 head last Wednesday.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly eight cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.23-$4.48 at feed mills and $3.98-$4.43 at elevators; new crop $4.04-$4.70. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly three to four cents lower; prices were $9.85-$9.90 at the processors and ranged $9.30-$9.70 at the elevators; new crop $9.58. New crop U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat ranged $4.35-$4.69 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $427.40 per ton for 48% protein.