Cattle: At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mt. Airy and Shelby a total of 605 cattle, 26 goats, and 9 sheep were sold.
Eggs: The market was steady on small, lower on the balance. Supplies were moderate. Retail demand was moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 152.71, Large 149.27, Medium 105.03, and Small 72.00.
Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 69.48 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 67.06 cents per pound.
Grain: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.71-$4.26 at feed mills and $3.46-$3.86 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 1 to 6 cents lower. Prices were $9.90 at the processors and ranged $8.95-$9.40 at the elevators; new crop $9.05-$9.55. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents lower; prices were $3.66-$3.96 at the feed mills and $3.56-$3.82 at the elevators; new crop $4.19-$4.63. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $344.90 per ton for 48% protein.