At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,033 cattle and 187 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mixed, 3.00 lower to 4.00 higher; bulls were steady to 1.50 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 2,910,000 head compared to 2,875,000 head last Monday.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly 15 to 16 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.96-$6.86 at feed mills and $6.26-$7.00 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended three to ten cents higher and were $15.86 at processors, and $14.81-$16.10 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended three to 32 cents lower, quoting $4.95-$5.80 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $559.80 per ton for 48% protein.
Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.)***Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields***:
Blueberries: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Flats 12 1-pint cups medium-large $13-$14.
Cabbage: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Some shippers are finished for the season. 50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $7 occasional higher.
Final Report: Eggplant: Supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market About steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $9-$10.35 few lower, fair quality $6-$6.35.
Peppers, Bell Type: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$12.35; extra large $10-$12.35, fair quality $7-$10.35; large $8-$10.35.
Squash: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$14, medium $10-$12; Yellow Straightneck small $12-$16, medium $10-$14.