At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,273 cattle and 49 goats were sold. Compared to the previous week, boning type slaughter cows trended steady to 1.00 lower. Slaughter bulls trended mixed, 4.00 lower to 2.00 higher. Feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. trended 3.00 to 4.00 lower; 500-600 lbs. were mixed, 1.00 lower to 1.00 higher.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,925,000 head compared to 2,076,000 head last Monday.
Greens: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market slightly lower. Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard and Turnip Tops $6.50-$8
Strawberries: Demand moderate. Market slightly lower. Flats 8 1-pound containers large $13-$14.25.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly steady to one cent higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.42-$5.77 at feed mills and $5.17-$5.72 at elevators, new crop $4.97-$5.57. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly seven to ten cents higher and were $15.63 at processors and $14.78-$15.45 at elevators, new crop $11.59-$12.29.
U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly steady and ranged $4.77-$5.27 at the elevators, new crop $5.39-$6.44. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $581.90 per ton for 48% protein.