Cattle: At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 309 cattle were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 5.00 higher; while bulls were mixed. Feeder steers and heifers were mostly 9.00 higher; bulls were 1.00 to 4.00 higher. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52-$64, high dressing up to $75. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $77-$78, high dressing was $88.
Broiler-Fryers: 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 2,866,000 head compared to 2,813,000 head last Wednesday.
Eggs: The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate to heavy. Retail demand is moderate to light. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 89.81, Large 85.16, Medium 68.86, and Small 59.00.
Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 76.03 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 73.31 cents per pound.
Grain: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.28-$4.73 at feed mills and $3.73-$4.53 at elevators; new crop $4.08-$4.87. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 16 cents higher. Prices were $10.56 at the processors and ranged $9.82-$10.41 at the elevators; new crop $9.79-$10.39. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 4 cents higher; prices were $4.58 at the feed mills and $4.38 at the elevators; new crop $4.52-$4.72. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $376.90 per ton for 48% protein.