Broiler-Fryers: The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,989,000 head compared to 2,917,000 head last Wednesday.
Eggs: The market is lower on all sizes. Supplies are heavy. Retail demand is light. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 112.97, Large 104.91, Medium 74.51, and Small 46.00.
Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 58.67 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 55.98 cents per pound.
Grain: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 6 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.17-$4.62 at feed mills and $3.97-$4.52 at elevators; new crop $3.84-$4.66.
U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 7 cents lower; prices were $9.19 at the processors and ranged $8.59-$9.09 at the elevators; new crop $8.53-$9.28. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly
6 cents lower; prices were $4.52 at the feed mills and $4.17-$4.22 at the elevators; new crop $4.01-$4.51. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $321.90 per ton for 48% protein.
Feed Mills: Cofield 4.27, 9.24, —-
Elevators: Bladenboro 3.97, —–, 4.22; Clarkton 3.97, —–, 4.17; Clement —-, 8.75, —-;