At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 976 cattle and 12 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $2.00 higher. Feeder cattle were mixed when compared to the previous sales. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $70.00 to $82.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $90.00 to $102.00, with high dressing up to $110.00.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,970,000 head compared to 2,859,000 head last Thursday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 98.85, Large 91.87, Medium 71.51 and Small 44.00.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 64.19 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 61.39 cents per pound.
Greens: demand moderate. Market about steady. Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Tops 8.00-9.00.
Sweet Potatoes: demand moderate. Market about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-17.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 12.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 to 7 cents higher when compared to the previous day. Prices ranged $4.32-$4.82 at feed mills and $4.17-$4.72 at elevators; new crop $3.95-$4.80. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 cent lower; prices were $10.33 at the processors and ranged $9.68-$10.13 at the elevators; new crop $9.58-$10.04. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 7 cents higher; prices were $4.72 at the feed mills and $4.37-$4.42 at the elevators; new crop $4.46-$4.71. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $381.40 per ton for 48% protein.