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Weekly ag trends

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on Aug. 7.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle $3 to $18 higher with a heavy influence from the Radiant CVCA sale. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales $1 to $3 lower. Slaughter cows steady to $5 lower. Wheat 29 cents to 34 cents lower, new crop 20 cents lower. Corn mostly steady to 17 cents lower, new crop mostly 3 cents lower. Soybeans mostly 10 cents to 14 cents lower, new crop mostly 10 cents lower.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs – $128-$160, average $149.04

500-600 lbs – $121-$163.50, average $146.41

600-700 lbs – $123-$167.50, average $148.01

700-800 lbs – $117-$153, average $141.31

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs – $115-$135, average $128.98

500-600 lbs – $98-$146, average $129.81

600-700 lbs – $101-$144.50, average $133.01

700-800 lbs – $98-$141, average $126.32

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, $48-$69.50, average $58.59

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, $52-$71, average $62.03

Wheat

Eastern Shore $4.46-$4.56, new crop $4.65-$4.75; Middle Peninsula $5.01, new crop $5.15; Norfolk new crop $5.15; Roanoke $5.61, new crop $5.15; Wakefield $4.66

Corn

Eastern Shore $3.29-$3.56, new crop $3.29-$3.34; Harrisonburg $3.75-$4.10, new crop $3.99-$4.09; Middle Peninsula $3.41, new crop $3.29; Norfolk $3.44, new crop $3.24-$3.44; Hopewell-Petersburg $3.44, new crop $3.44; Wakefield $3.52-$3.79, new crop $3.18-$3.64

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $8.46-$8.61, new crop $8.33; Harrisonburg $7.60-$8.20; Hopewell-Petersburg $8.88, new crop $8.48-$8.58; Middle Peninsula $8.68, new crop $8.33; Norfolk $9.03, new crop $8.48-$8.88; Wakefield $8.58-$8.98, new crop $8.43-$8.79

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.