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Beef and commodity market prices

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on September 18.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to $6 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales steady to $3 higher. Slaughter cows steady to $2 lower. Wheat 8 cents higher, new crop mostly 5 cents higher. Corn mostly steady to 10 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 51 cents higher, new crop mostly 51 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $135-$164, average $154.93

500-600 lbs. $125-$156, average $144.49

600-700 lbs. $116-$146, average $137.17

700-800 lbs. $110-$148.50, average $136.59

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $100-$135, average $130.50

500-600 lbs. $115-$134.75, average $127.11

600-700 lbs. $114-$135, average $127.57

700-800 lbs. $101-$127, average $118.77

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, $40-$68, average $57.29

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, $50-$67, average $59.60

Wheat

Eastern Shore $5.01, new crop $5.17-$5.22; Middle Peninsula $5.46, new crop $5.57; Norfolk new crop $5.57; Roanoke $6.06, new crop $5.77

Corn

Eastern Shore $3.85-$4; Harrisonburg $3.75-$4.65, new crop $4.50-$4.60; Hopewell-Petersburg $4; Middle Peninsula $3.75; Norfolk $3.85-$3.95; Wakefield $3.75-$4.15.

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $9.79-$9.84, new crop $9.79-$9.84; Harrisonburg $7.60-$8.90; Hopewell-Petersburg $10.29, new crop $10.29-$10.39; Middle Peninsula $9.99, new crop $9.99; Norfolk $10.54, new crop $10.14-$10.39; Wakefield $10.14-$10.29, new crop $9.99-$10.36.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.