At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 632 cattle and 2 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended $6.00 to $13.00 higher, feeder steers trended sharply higher, and heifers trended sharply higher when compared to the previous week.
The N.C. egg market is higher on large, steady on the balance. 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 131.36, Large 127.66, Medium 112.86 and Small 112.00.
Beans: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. Bushel cartons/crates pre-cooled Round Green Type Machine Picked 16.00-18.00
Cabbage: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 50 lb cartons Round Green Type med 10.00-12.00 some 9.00
Peppers, bell type: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 12.00-14.35 some 10.00-11.00 extra large 10.00-12.35 mostly 10.00 fair quality 8.00-10.35 mostly 8.00 few lower
No. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady to 1 cent higher. Prices ranged $4.53-$5.18 at feed mills and $4.53-5.13 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 to 5 cents lower and were $14.68 at processors, and $14.17-$14.73 at the elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 1 cent higher and ranged $4.63-$5.20 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $549.80 per ton for 48% protein.