At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 911 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly $2.50 to $3.00 lower, feeder steers trended steady to $8.00 lower, and heifers trended mixed when compared to the previous week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $73.50 to $86.50. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $93.00 to $107.50 with high dressing up to $107.00.
N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,894,000 head compared to 2,823,000 head last Thursday.
Greens: Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Various containers, bunched/loose collard, mustard, and turnip tops 6.50-7.00. Kale type was 7.00-8.00, occasionally higher and lower.
Sweet potatoes: Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 40 lb cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 13.00-15.00, few higher and lower. U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-12.00 few higher and lower. U.S. No. 2 7.00-9.00, few lower, occasionally higher. No Grade Marks jumbo 6.00-7.00, few higher and lower.
Blueberries: supply fairly light. Demand is fairly good. Market is about steady. Includes palletizing and cooling: flats 12 1-pt cups with lids lge 26.00-30.00 mostly 27.50-28.00 occasional lower
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 3 to 4 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $7.12-$7.57 at feed mills and $6.82-7.37 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended mixed and were $15.53 at processors, and $14.94-$15.49 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 14 cents higher and was $5.53 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $507.00 per ton for 48% protein.