At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Smithfield and North Wilkesboro a total of 295 cattle and 201 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly $2.00 to $9.00 lower, feeder steers trended $1.00 to $34.00 lower, and heifers trended mostly $1.00 to $15.00 lower when compared to the previous week.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small, lower on the balance. Supplies are heavy. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 135.73, Large 131.08, Medium 115.99, and Small 112.00.
Beans: demand moderate. Market is slightly lower. Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type Machine Picked 18.00-21.00
Cabbage: supply red type fairly light. Demand is fairly good. Market is about steady. 50 lb cartons med Round Green Type 12.00
Cucumbers: demand moderate. Market for fair quality and cartons 24s is slightly higher, medium is about steady. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 18.00-18.35, cartons 24s 5.00-8.00
Squash: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Yellow Straight neck 12.00-14.00 med 10.00-12.00
Blueberries: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Flats 12 1-pt med-large 14.00-16.00
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 9 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.60-$5.25 at feed mills and $4.60-5.20 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 11 to 12 cents higher and were $14.89 at the processors and $14.06-$14.64 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 9 cents higher and ranged $4.76-$5.29 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $531.20 per ton for 48% protein.