At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 716 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended steady to $1.00 lower, feeder steers trended mostly $6.00 to $12.00 lower, and heifers trended $1.00 to $4.00 lower when compared to the previous sale.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 2,576,000 head compared to 2,839,000 head last Friday and Saturday.
The N.C. egg 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 136.12, Large 130.82, Medium 105.12 and Small 92.00.
Apples: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s and 100s
Red Delicious were 24.00, Golden Delicious were 24.00-28.00 were 26.00-28.00,
Beans: demand moderate. Market is higher. Bushel crates Round Green Type were 13.00.
Eggplant: demand fairly light. Market was lower on medium, steady on fair quality. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 10.00.
Squash: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates small Zucchini 7.00-10.00. small Yellow Straight neck were 6.00-8.00. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates small Yellow Crookneck 12.00-13.00.
Tomatoes: demand good at lower prices. Market is lower on jumbo and extra large, steady on large. 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better jumbo and extra large 9.95-12.95.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 2 to 3 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.54-$5.24 at feed mills and $4.44-4.84 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 3 cents higher and were $13.59 at processors, and $13.05-$13.50 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was without an available trend. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $534.90 per ton for 48% protein.