At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 922 cattle and 9 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were $3.00 to $4.00 higher and slaughter bulls were steady to $4.00 higher. Feeder cattle were $2.00 to $5.00 higher when compared to the previous sales.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,943,000 head compared to 2,912,000 head last Thursday.
Sweet Potatoes: demand moderate. Market about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 14.00-16.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-9.00.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 75.19 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 72.56 cents per pound.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower when compared to the previous day. Prices ranged $4.13-$4.58 at feed mills and $3.84-$4.38 at elevators; new crop $3.96-$4.74. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 cents lower; prices were $10.49 at the processors and ranged $9.96-$10.29 at the elevators; new crop $9.68-$10.28. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents lower; prices were $4.43 at the feed mills and 4.23 at the elevators; new crop $4.38-$4.58. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $380.40 per ton for 48% protein.