At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 969 cattle and 11 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mixed; bulls were mostly steady. Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady to $8.00 lower; bulls were $4.00 to $10.00 higher when compared to the previous sale.
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 2,984,000 head compared to 2,986,000 head last Thursday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is higher on Extra Large and 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 90.53, Large 87.13, Medium 70.86, and Small 52.00.
Cabbage: supply light. Demand moderate. Market about steady. Most shippers are finished for the season. 50 pound cartons medium Round Green Type 9.00-10.00.
Bell Type Peppers: demand fairly good. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons jumbo Green 20.00-22.35, extra-large 20.00-22.35.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 68.30 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 66.64 cents per pound.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to the previous day. Prices ranged $3.82-$4.54 at feed mills and $3.58-$4.44 at elevators; new crop $3.85-$4.59. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 to 2 cents higher; prices were $8.61-$8.96 at the elevators; new crop $8.84-$9.30. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 to 4 cents higher. Prices ranged $3.90-$4.29 at the feed mills and $3.80-$4.80 at the elevators.