Market Summary: Cattle at Auction Trend Steady

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1185 cattle and 15 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly $0.50 to $1.50 higher, feeder steers trended $1.00 to $15.00 lower, and heifers trended $5.00 to $15.00 lower when compared to last week’s sales. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $70.00 to $86.50. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $90.00 to $100.00 with high dressing up to $114.00.

N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,920,000 head compared to 2,865,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. EGGS: The market is steady on small and medium, higher on the balance. 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 148.44, Large 147.67, Medium 123.86, and Small 88.00.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 9 to 10 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.90-$7.30 at feed mills and $6.60-$7.15 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 14 to 26 cents higher and were $15.60 at processors, and $14.63-$15.18 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 4 cents lower and was $5.31 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $513.70 per ton for 48% protein. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.