At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 2,053 cattle and 45 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $7.00 higher; slaughter bulls were mostly steady to $5.00 higher. Feeder steers were $2.00 to $11.00 higher, bulls and heifers were $3.00 to $11.00 higher when compared to the previous sales. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00 to $66.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $70.00 to $94.00.
N.C. Eggs: The market is lower on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is moderate to good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 78.34, Large 70.59, Medium 51.86 and Small 42.00.
Cabbage: demand moderate. Market about steady. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00.
Apples: supply fairly light. Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Some shippers are finished for the season with Red and Golden Delicious. All grades are U.S. Extra Fancy. Cartons tray pack Red Delicious 80s & 88s 22.00-24.00; Golden Delicious 80s & 88s 24.00-26.00; Rome 80s & 88s 20.00-24.00.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 72.80 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 70.25 cents per pound.
Grains: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 9 to 12 cents lower. Prices ranged $3.76-$4.39 at feed mills and $3.31-$3.77 at elevators; new crop $3.80-$4.00. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 14 cents lower; prices were $10.42 at the processors, and ranged $9.73-$10.17 at the elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 12 cents lower, prices were $3.91-$3.96 at the feed mills and $3.71-$3.76 at the elevators, new crop $4.12-$4.44. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $361.70 per ton for 48% protein.