At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 366 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended $2.00 to $6.50 lower, feeder steers trended mostly $2.00 to $13.00 higher, and heifers trended mostly $2.00 to $7.00 higher
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 Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 2,945,000 head compared to 3,032,000 head last Friday and Saturday.
The N.C. egg market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of Grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 132.71, Large 130.22, Medium 101.12 and Small 83.00.
Beans: supply fairly light. Demand is fairly good. Market is slightly higher. Bushel crates Round Green Type 30.00-34.00.
Cucumbers: supply fairly light. Demand for medium and cartons 24s good, fair quality is moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates med 18.00-22.00, fair quality 10.00-12.00, cartons 24s 7.00.
Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 19.00-21.00, fair quality 10.00-12.00.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly six to eight cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.53-$5.90 at feed mills and $4.42-$5.65 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended two to 16 cents lower and were $13.47 at processors, and $13.32-$14.50 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended seven to eight cents lower, quoting $4.46-$5.53 at elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $470.60 per ton for 48% protein.