At the livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro, a total of 492 cattle and 11 goats were sold. Demand was light and buyer activity was slow due to many buyers not being in attendance because of snow and hazardous road conditions. Quality was average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $105-$117, with high dressing up to $132. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, were $110-$138 with high dressing slaughter bulls $142-$144.
The North Carolina broiler 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 2,744,000 head compared to 2,928,000 head last Thursday.
The North Carolina egg market was steady on small, higher on the balance. Supplies and retail demand were moderate. Prices weighted average, small lot sales of Grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 155.88, Large 153.86, Medium 137.08 and Small 119.00.
Sweet Potatoes: 40 lb cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 16.00-18.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 13.00-15.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00, No Grade Marks jumb0 8.00-10.00.
US 2 Yellow Corn: was 5 cents higher. Prices were 4.30-4.60, mostly 4.35-4.50 at the feed mills, and 4.05-4.50, mostly 4.39 at the elevators. US 1 Yellow Soybeans: were 16 to 17 cents higher. Prices were 10.39-10.44 at the processors, 9.94-10.49 at the feed mills, and 9.76-10.29, mostly 9.89-10.04 at the elevators. US 2 Soft Red Winter Wheatwas 5 cents higher at the feed mills, 4.45-4.50. Soybean Meal (f.o.b.) at theprocessing plants was 444.60 per ton for 48 percent protein.