At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 1,083 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were steady to $9.00 higher when compared to the previous sales. Feeder steers were mostly steady to $6.00 higher, heifers were mostly steady to $2.00 higher, and bulls were mostly steady to $5.00 higher.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,977,000 head compared to 3,101,000 head last Thursday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on Small, higher on the balance. Supplies are mostly light. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 170.52, Large 169.91, Medium 128.17, and Small 84.00.
Broccoli: supply moderate. Demand fairly good. Cartons bunched 14’s 14.00, 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut 15.00-16.00
Sweet Potatoes: demand moderate. Market about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 13.00-16.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00.
Apples: demand fairly good. Market about steady. All Grades U.S. Extra Fancy. Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious 20.90-24.00; Golden Delicious 22.00-24.00.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 69.96 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 67.61 cents per pound.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents lower when compared to the previous day. Prices ranged $3.72-$4.26 at feed mills and $3.36-$3.77 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 cents lower; prices were $9.52 at the processors and $8.92-$9.35 at the elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents lower. Prices ranged $3.56-$3.91 at the feed mills and $3.36-$3.73 at the elevators; new crop $4.03-$4.52. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $340.50 per ton for 48% protein.