At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1114 cattle and 8 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended $1.00 to $11.50 higher, feeder steers trended mostly $1.00 to $16.00 higher, and heifers trended $1.50 to $21.00 higher when compared to the previous week.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on medium, lower on the balance. Supplies are moderate for small and medium, heavy on the balance. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 164.16, Large 158.90, Medium 110.86, and Small 96.00.
Squash: demand moderate. Market is slightly higher. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini 10.00-12.00, small Yellow Straight neck 12.00-12.35, 3/4 bushel cartons small Yellow Crookneck 18.00
Tomatoes: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons jumbo loose Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better 7.95-10.95
Tomatoes, grape type: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. Flats 12 1-pt containers with lids 6.95-8.95 occasional higher
No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 4 to 5 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.02-$4.37 at feed mills and $3.77-4.32 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 1 to 4 cents higher and were $13.07 at the processors and $12.10-$13.15 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat trended 4 cents lower and ranged $3.82-$4.60 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $501.30 per ton for 48% protein.