At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 908 cattle and 10 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $1.50 lower, feeder steers trended mixed, and heifers trended mostly steady to $2.00 higher 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 mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,886,000 head compared to 2,857,000 head last Thursday.
Sweet potatoes: demand moderate. Market for US no 1 and US no 1 petite is slightly higher, others are about steady. Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-16.00, few higher and lower. U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-13.00. U.S. No. 2 7.00-9.00. No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00, some 6.00-7.00.
Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 20.00-21.00, fair quality 10.00-12.00.
Peppers, bell type: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 18.00-22.00, extra large 18.00-22.00, fair quality 16.00-20.00.
Tomatoes: demand is good. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better jumbo are 13.95-17.95, extra large 13.95-17.95, and large 13.95-17.95.
Tomatoes, grape type: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Flats 12 1-pt containers 15.95-16.95, 20 lb cartons loose 28.95-29.95.cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-13.95.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 17 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.97-$6.41 at feed mills and $4.62-5.22 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 26 to 29 cents higher and were $13.05 at processors, and $12.66-$14.16 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 17 cents higher and was $4.47-$5.48 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $489.80 per ton for 48% protein.