At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 977 cattle and 4 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended $1.00 to $6.50 higher, feeder steers trended $1.00 to $12.00 lower, and heifers trended $1.00 to $7.00 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 2,899,000 head compared to 2,837,000 head last Thursday.
Cabbage: supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market for round green type is slightly higher, red type is about steady. 50 lb cartons med Round Green Type 9.00-10.00, med Red Type 10.00-12.00
Greens: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard, & Turnip Tops 6.50-8.00.
Sweet potatoes: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 40 lb cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 16.00-18.00 mostly 16.00-17.00 some 15.00 few higher occasional lower U.S. No. 1 Petite 12.00-14.00 few higher and lower U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 few higher and lower No Grade Marks jumbo 9.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 few higher and lower
Apples: supply golden delicious light. Demand moderate. Market is about steady. All varieties graded U.S. Extra Fancy
Red Delicious 80s – 100’s 18.00-24.50
Golden Delicious 80s – 100’s 22.00-24.50
Rome 80s – 100’s 18.00-24.00
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mixed when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.16-$4.96 at feed mills and $4.16-4.76 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 1 to 2 cents lower and were $12.54-$13.24 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 3 cent lower and was $3.96-$4.46 at the elevators.