Mid-week Livestock Auctions See Lower Prices
At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1055 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly $0.50 to $3.50 lower, feeder steers trended mostly $2.00 to $18.00 lower, and heifers trended steady to $11.00 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 desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,951,000 head compared to 2,899,000 head last Thursday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small and medium, higher on the balance. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 151.31, Large 146.66, Medium 139.08, and Small 115.00.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 3 to 8 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.89-$5.39 at feed mills and $4.79-5.39 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 1 to 2 cents higher and were $15.49 at the processors and $14.84-$15.44 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 3 cents lower and ranged $4.39-$4.89 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $578.40 per ton for 48% protein.