At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 905 cattle and 2 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly $0.50 to $1.50 higher, feeder steers trended $2.00 to $8.50 lower, and heifers trended $3.00 to $14.00 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 mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,884,000 head compared to 2,814,000 head last Thursday.
Eggplant: demand moderate. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 20.00-21.00.
Squash: supply light. Demand is fairly light. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small 18.00-20.00.
Tomatoes: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Extra services included. 25 lb cartons, loose, Vine Ripes, U.S. Comb or Better jumbo 13.95-15.95.
Tomatoes, plum type: supply fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Extra services included. 25 lb cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-12.95 few 9.95.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 1 to 11 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.82-$6.47 at feed mills and $4.72-5.77 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 4 cents lower and were $14.08 at processors, and $13.69-$14.44 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 1 cent higher and was $4.16-$4.62 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $572.40 per ton for 48% protein.