At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 1,025 cattle and 9 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady; bulls were mostly steady to $2.00 higher. Feeder steers were mostly steady to $3.00 lower, heifers were mostly steady to $4.00 lower, and bulls were mostly steady 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 2,971,000 head compared to 2,915,000 head last Thursday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on all sizes. 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 91.16, Large 83.11, Medium 62.25, and Small 52.00.
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 11.00-14.00, 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 78.36 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 76.40 cents per pound.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 cents lower when compared to the previous day. Prices ranged $3.87-$4.52 at feed mills and $3.74-$4.32 at elevators; new crop $3.92-$4.66. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 to 4 cents lower; prices were $8.87-$9.27 at the elevators; new crop $8.98-$9.23. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 cents lower; prices were $4.37 at the feed mills and $4.17 at the elevators; new crop $3.96-$4.24. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was without a per ton price for 48% protein.