At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 964 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $1.00 to $7.00 lower, feeder steers were mostly $7.00 to $20.00 lower, and heifers were steady to $12.50 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 heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,974,000 head compared to 2,972,000 head last Thursday.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 62.33 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 60.95 cents per pound.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.15-$4.70 at feed mills and $3.83-$4.45 at elevators; new crop $3.75-4.70. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 9 to 14 cents higher; prices were $9.69 at the processors and ranged $8.51-$8.99 at the elevators; new crop $8.39-$8.84. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents higher; prices were $4.50 at the feed mills and $3.94-$4.38 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $382.90 per ton for 48% protein.