Broiler-Fryers: The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,992,000 head compared to 2,946,000 head last Wednesday.
Eggs: The market is steady on small, lower on the balance. Supplies are heavy. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 266.73, Large 266.73, Medium 174.99, and Small 107.00.
Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 61.06 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 59.61 cents per pound.
Grain: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.13-$4.58 at feed mills and $3.81-$4.43 at elevators; new crop $3.73-$4.41.
U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 12 to 17 cents lower; prices were $9.55 at the processors and ranged
$8.42-$8.85 at the elevators; new crop $8.25-$8.70. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly
4 cents lower; prices were $4.48 at the feed mills and $3.92-$4.43 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $384.40 per ton for 48% protein.