At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 400 cattle and 11 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were $2.00 higher; slaughter bulls were mostly $2.00 lower. Feeder heifers were mostly $4.00 to $5.00 lower, feeder steers were mostly steady to $4.00 lower, and feeder bulls were mostly steady when compared to the previous sales.
N.C. Eggs: The market is higher on Small and Medium, steady on the balance. Supplies are moderate to heavy. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 76.71, Large 72.84, Medium 42.08, and Small 34.00.
Cucumbers: demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 10.00-12.35.
Eggplant: supply moderate. Demand moderate. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 16.35,
Bell Type Peppers: demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo & extra-large 10.00-12.35.
Grape Type Tomatoes: demand moderate. Market slightly lower. Flats 12 1-pint containers 6.95-8.95, 20 pound cartons, loose, 11.95-16.95.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 74.02 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 71.34 cents per pound.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents lower when compared to the previous day. Prices ranged $3.81-$4.26 at feed mills and $3.61-$4.16 at elevators; new crop $3.39-$4.28. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mixed; prices were $10.33 at the processors and ranged $9.54-$9.83 at the elevators; new crop $9.28-$9.83. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 5 cents lower; prices were $3.93-$3.98 at the feed mills and $3.73-$3.78 at the elevators; new crop $4.18-$4.38. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $381.50 per ton for 48% protein.