At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 885 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $5.00 higher, feeder steers trended steady to $12.00 higher, and heifers trended mostly steady to $2.00 lower when compared to the previous sale.
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 was 3,239,000 head.
The N.C. egg market is steady on small, higher on the balance. Supplies are light. Retail demand is good to very good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of Grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 169.90, Large 169.90, Medium 125.95 and Small 105.00.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly steady to 1 cent lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.12-$4.89 at feed mills and $4.12-4.72 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 28 higher and were $13.39 at processors, and $12.60-$13.20 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 1 cent lower and ranged $3.92-$4.42 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $502.80 per ton for 48% protein.