Cattle: At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 314 cattle were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 4.00 lower; while bulls were 1.00 to 3.00 higher. Feeder cattle were mostly 6.00 to 8.00 higher.
Broiler-Fryers: 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 2,990,000 head compared to 2,882,000 head last Wednesday.
Strawberries: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Flats 8 1-pound containers medium-large $11-$14.
Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 77.57 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 75.34 cents per pound.
Grain: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.91-$4.56 at feed mills and $3.78-$4.36 at elevators; new crop $3.92-$4.70.
U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 4 cents higher. Prices were $9.40 at the processors and ranged $8.90-$9.30 at the elevators; new crop $9.03-$9.63. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady; prices were $4.41 at the feed mills and $4.21 at the elevators; new crop $4.09-$4.38. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $338.80 per ton for 48% protein.