At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 2,036 cattle and 14 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were $1.00 to $6.00 higher; bulls were mostly steady to $5.00 higher. Feeder cattle were mixed when compared to the previous sales.
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 2,732,000 head compared to 2,793,000 head last Tuesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate to heavy. Retail demand is moderate to light. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 78.26, Large 76.71, Medium 62.86 and Small 58.00.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 75.09 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 72.85 cents per pound.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents higher. Prices ranged $4.16-$4.58 at feed mills and $3.62-$4.48 at elevators; new crop $3.99-$4.77. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 14 cents higher; prices were $10.20 at the processors, and ranged $9.56-$10.11 at the elevators; new crop $9.63-$10.23. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 6 cents higher, prices were $4.46 at the feed mills and $4.26 at the elevators, new crop $4.33-$4.61. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $362.60 per ton for 48% protein.