At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1448 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to $5.00 lower, feeder steers trended mostly steady to $10.00 higher, and heifers trended mixed when compared to the previous week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $68.00 to $79.50. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $84.00 to $95.00, with high dressing up to $100.00.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,869,000 head compared to 2,922,000 head last Thursday.
Apples: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, and 100s Red Delicious were 24.00; Golden Delicious 24.00-28.00, Gala were 26.00-28.00.
Beans: demand moderate. Market is higher. Bushel crates Round Green Type 11.00-13.00.
Squash: demand moderate. Market for yellow crookneck is slightly lower, zucchini and yellow straight neck slightly higher. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini 7.00-10.00, small Yellow Straight neck 6.00-8.00. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck 12.00-13.00.
Tomatoes: demand light. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better jumbo 10.95-13.95
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 2 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.56-$5.26 at feed mills and $4.41-4.86 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 5 cents lower and were $13.56 at processors, and $13.02-$13.47 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was without an available trend. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $531.40 per ton for 48% protein.