At the 3 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Smithfield, Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1455 cattle and 89 goats were sold. . Slaughter cows were steady to $2.00 higher, feeder steers were $9.00 to $30.00 lower, and heifers were mixed when compared to the previous sales. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $100.00 to $116.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $121.00 to $141.00, with high dressing up to $146.00.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The 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 2,995,000 head compared to 2,914,000 head last Thursday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small, higher on the balance. Supplies are light. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 141.07, Large 136.42, Medium 127.60, and Small 110.00.
Sweet potatoes: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 40 pound 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 jumbo 8.00-10.00
No. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 to 5 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.33-$4.58 at feed mills and $4.08-$4.53 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans were 7 cents lower and were $9.86 at the processors, and ranged $9.41-$9.77 at the elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was without a price comparison. New crop prices were $4.44-$4.79. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $430.10 per ton available for 48% protein.