At the 3 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Smithfield, Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1448 cattle and 146 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $0.50 higher, feeder steers trended mostly $2.00 to $8.00 higher, and heifers trended steady to $3.00 lower 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 desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,912,000 head compared to 2,865,000 head last Thursday.
Cabbage: supply light. Demand is fairly good. Market is about steady. 50 lb cartons Round Green Type med 10.00-12.00 Red Type med 12.00 few higher and lower
Greens: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Report issued Monday and Thursday. Various containers bunched/loose Collard 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00 Kale 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00 Mustard 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00 Turnip Tops 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00
Sweet potatoes: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Report issued Monday and Thursday. 40 lb cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 16.00-18.00 some high as 19.00, low as 15.00 U.S. No. 1 Petite 12.00-14.00 few higher and lower U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 some high as 13.00, low as 7.00 No Grade Marks jumbo 9.00-10.00 some high as 13.00 few low as 7.00
Apples: supply red and golden delicious fairly light. Demand moderate. Market is about steady. Some shippers are finished for the season. All varieties graded U.S. Extra Fancy
Red Delicious 80s-100s
Golden Delicious 80s – 100s 22.00
Rome 80s – 100s 22.00-24.00
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 4 to 6 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.13-$4.89 at feed mills and $4.13-4.73 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 18 cents higher and were $12.32-$12.92 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 6 cents higher and was $3.93-$4.43 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $486.00 per ton for 48% protein.