At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy a total of 442 cattle and 26 goats were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 2.00 to 5.00 lower and slaughter bulls were steady to 14.00 lower.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina was 2,835,000 head compared to 2,811,000 head last Tuesday.
Cabbage: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green Type $6-$8.
Apples: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Cartons tray pack U.S. Extra Fancy Red Delicious & Golden Delicious 80s, 88s, and 100s $20-$28.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 10 to 11 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.10-$4.45 at feed mills and $3.75-$4.35 at elevators.
U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 35 cents higher; prices were $10.68 at the processors and ranged $9.76-$10.93 at the elevators. New crop U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat ranged $4.63-$4.83 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $527.20 per ton for 48% protein.