At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 745 cattle and 1 goat were sold. Slaughter cows trended mixed, feeder steers trended mostly steady to $10.00 higher, and heifers trended $3.50 to $11.00 higher when compared to the previous week.
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 Thursday in North Carolina is 2,916,000 head compared to 2,875,000 head last Thursday.
Greens: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Various containers bunched/loose Collard and Kale 6.50-7.00, Mustard and Turnip Tops 6.50-7.00, few 8.00.
Sweet potatoes: demand moderate. Market for US No. 1 is slightly higher, others about steady. 40 lb cartons Orange Types US No. 1 14.00-15.00, few higher, occasionally lower. US No. 1 Petite 10.00, few higher, occasionally lower. US No. 2 7.00-8.00, few lower, occasionally higher. No Grade Marks jumbo 7.00, few higher, occasionally lower.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.65-$7.36 at feed mills and $6.11-6.46 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 8 cents lower and were $16.19 at processors, and $15.14-$15.99 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 5 cents lower and was $5.11-$5.81 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $590.40 per ton for 48% protein.