At the livestock auction held Monday in Siler City, Turnersburg and Canton, a total of 1,427 cattle and 97 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly 1.00 to 1.50 lower; bulls were .50 to 1.50 higher. M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-600 lbs., trended steady to 5.50 lower, heifers were mixed. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $69-$87.50, with high dressing up to $87.50. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $94-$104.50, with high dressing ranging $100.50-$115. M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs., brought $124-$145, 500-600 lbs. ranged from $117-$139.50. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $116-$137 and 500-600 lbs. were $110-$128.
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 Tuesday in North Carolina was 2,883,000 head compared to 2,867,000 head last Tuesday.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 6 to 10 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.48-$7.74 at feed mills and $6.83-$7.34 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended 15 to 29 cents higher and were $16.00 at processors, and $15.41-$15.85 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended 7 cents higher, quoting $5.47-$6.33 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $528.40 per ton for 48% protein.
Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.): Blueberries: Demand good. Market about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields. Includes palletizing and cooling. flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large 18.00-20.00 mostly 18.00-18.50 few including previous commitments higher and lower. Beans: Demand good. Market about steady. bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked 18.00-20.00 few lower. Cucumbers: Demand moderate. Market slightly lower. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel
cartons medium 14.35-16.00 fair quality 5.00-6.00, cartons 24s 3.50-4.35.