At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 731 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady. Feeder cattle were mixed when compared to the previous sales. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $70.00 to $85.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $97.00 to $103.00, with high dressing up to $115.00.
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 2,955,000 head compared to 2,836,000 head last Thursday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on all sizes. 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 132.14, Large 123.61, Medium 97.86 and Small 75.00.
Sweet Potatoes: demand fairly light. Market about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-17.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 12.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00. No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 58.76 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 56.29 cents per pound.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 cents lower when compared to the previous day. Prices ranged $4.05-$4.51 at feed mills and $3.81-$4.40 at elevators; new crop $3.80-$4.61. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 8 cents lower; prices were $8.64 at the processors and ranged $8.09-$8.59 at the elevators; new crop $8.67-$8.82. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 cents lower; prices were $4.40 at the feed mills and $4.05-$4.10 at the elevators; new crop $4.20-$4.45. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $312.70 per ton for 48% protein.