At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1152 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $4.00 lower, feeder steers trended mixed, and heifers trended mixed when compared to the previous week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $79.00 to $96.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $95.00 to $111.50, with high dressing up to $122.50.
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 2,899,000 head compared to 2,922,000 head last Thursday.
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 174.03, Large 172.48, Medium 136.99, and Small 103.00.
Sweet potatoes: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. 40 lb cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 16.00-18.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 12.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00, No Grade Marks jumbo 9.00-11.00.
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 3 to 7 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.49-$5.24 at feed mills and $4.38-5.08 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 7 to 14 cents lower and were $14.23 at the processors and $13.69-$14.13 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 7 cents lower and ranged $4.18-$4.68 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $564.00 per ton for 48% protein.