At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 923 cattle and 26 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended $2.00 to $4.50 lower, feeder steers trended steady to $4.00 lower, and heifers trended mixed when compared to the previous week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $70.00 to $84.50. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $94.50 to $102.00 with high dressing up to $106.00.
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 Thursday in North Carolina is 2,899,000 head compared to 2,922,000 head last Thursday.
Beans: demand moderate. Market is lower. Bushel crates Round Green Type 14.00-16.00.
Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 12.00-13.00.
Bell Peppers: demand is good. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates jumbo Green 14.00,
Squash: demand moderate. Market for zucchini is slightly higher, others about are steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates med Zucchini, 6.00-8.00.
Medium Yellow Straight neck 6.00-8.00. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates medium Yellow Crookneck 7.00-8.00.
Plum Tomatoes: supply fairly light. Demand is good. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons loose extra large Roma 9.95-11.95.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 6 to 8 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.66-$5.36 at feed mills and $4.56-4.96 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 38 cents higher and were $14.36 at processors, and $13.96-$14.71 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 7 cent lower and was $4.17-$4.46 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $594.20 per ton for 48% protein.