At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 592 cattle and 0 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were $1.00 to $7.00 lower, feeder steers were $6.00 to $10.00 lower, and heifers were steady to $19.00 lower when compared to the previous week’s sale.
NC. Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 3,346,000 head compared to 3,306,000 head last Friday and Saturday.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.90-$4.70 at feed mills and $3.75-$4.45 at elevators; new crop $3.75-$4.70. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 to 7 cents higher; prices were $9.75 at the processors and ranged $9.05-$8.93 at the elevators; new crop $8.45-$9.00. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady; prices were $4.50 at the feed mills, and $3.93-$4.35 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $381.40 per ton for 48% protein.