At the livestock auctions held Monday in Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 840 cattle and 25 goats were sold. Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows trended mixed, 1.00 lower to 5.00 higher; boning type were steady to 3.00 higher.
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 Tuesday in North Carolina was 2,950,000 head compared to 2,896,000 head last Monday.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly eight to nine cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.94-$5.39 at feed mills and $4.79-$5.39 at elevators, new crop $4.80-$5.16. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly 27 cents lower and were $15.38 at processors and $14.74-$15.34 at elevators, new crop $11.58-$12.24. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly nine cents lower and ranged $4.39-$4.89 at the elevators, new crop $4.95-$5.66. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $574.20 per ton for 48% protein.
Blueberries: Demand moderate. Flats 12 1-pint cups medium-large $18-$19.
Strawberries: Supply light. Demand moderate. Some shippers are finished for the season. Flats 8 1-pound containers medium-large $13.50-$14.