At the livestock auctions held Tuesday at Mount Airy and Shelby a total of 792 cattle and 19 goats were sold. Compared to their previous sales, slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $9.00 higher. Feeder cattle were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 higher. Demand and buyer activity were moderate for the moderate to heavy offerings. Quality of cattle was plain to average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00 to $68.00, with high dressing up to $80.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $73.00 to $78.00, with high dressing ranging $80.00 to $96.00.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina is 3,128,000 head compared to 2,960,000 head last Wednesday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 204.57, Large 204.57, Medium 134.86, and Small 84.00.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 74.18 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 71.16 cents per pound.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.79-$4.29 at feed mills and $3.39-$3.94 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 cent lower; prices were $9.72 at the processor, $9.03-$9.53 at the elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents higher. Prices were $3.59-$3.94 at the feed mills and $3.39-$3.71 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $357.30 per ton bid for 48% protein.
Feed Mills: Laurinburg 3.79, 9.17, 3.59; Monroe 4.14, —–, —-; Nashville 3.91, —–, —-.
Elevators: Mount Olive 3.39, 9.22, 3.39; Norwood 3.79, 9.03, —-; Wilson 3.39, 9.27, 3.3945.