At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mt. Airy a total of 338 cattle and 15 goats were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cows were unevenly steady. Slaughter bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,965,000 head compared to 2,868,000 head last Wednesday.
Beans: Supply fairly heavy. Demand moderate. Market about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type $13.35-$14.35
Cucumbers: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates medium $16.35-$16.95
Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $10.35-$10.95,
Bell Type Peppers: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo $8.95-$10.35
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady to ten cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.85-$4.41 at feed mills and $3.80-$4.15 at elevators, new crop $3.55-$4.30. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mixed and were $12.73 at processors and $10.75-$12.14 at elevators, new crop $9.43-$10.24. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady and ranged $3.94-$4.77 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $626.80 per ton for 48% protein.