At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 824 cattle and 1 goat were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $1.00 lower, feeder steers were lower, and heifers were mostly lower when compared to the previous week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $100.00 to $116.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $123.00 to $138.00, with high dressing up to $148.00.
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 2,993,000 head compared to 2,935,000 head last Thursday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small, higher on the balance. Supplies are light. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 285.11, Large 277.49, Medium 224.51 and Small 112.00.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 62.16 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 62.47 cents per pound.
Eggplant: demand moderate. Market slightly lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 20.00-24.95.
Tomatoes: demand moderate. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose jumbo Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better 13.95-15.95, extra-large 13.95-15.95, large 13.95-15.95.
Grape Type Tomatoes: demand moderate. Market about steady. Flats 12 1-pint containers 8.95-9.95, 20 pound cartons loose 16.95-17.95.
Plum Type Tomatoes: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. 25 pound cartons loose extra-large Roma 10.95-15.95, large 10.95-15.95.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.23-$4.68 at feed mills and $3.93-$4.53 at elevators; new crop $3.84-4.53. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 7 cents higher; prices were $10.40 at the processors and ranged $9.50-$10.10 at the elevators; new crop $9.10-$9.55. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 5 cents higher; prices were $4.43-$4.58 at the feed mills and $4.03-$4.57 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $432.10 per ton for 48% protein.