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Beef and commodity market update

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on September 25.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging $3 lower to $5 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales steady to $5 lower. Slaughter cows steady to $2 lower. Wheat 6 cents lower, new crop 6 cents lower. Corn mostly 11 cents lower. Soybeans mostly 29 cents lower, new crop mostly 29 cents lower.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $132- $163, average $154.87

500-600 lbs. $119.50- $151, average $141.35

600-700 lbs. $120- $152, average $141.73

700-800 lbs. $122- $147, average $140.56

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $110- $137, average $132.98

500-600 lbs. $107- $127, average $124.08

600-700 lbs. $110- $137, average $126.01

700-800 lbs. $105- $127, average $115.77

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs., $44-$68, average $56.64

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs., $44-$69, average $59.08

Wheat

Eastern Shore $4.95, new crop $5.11-$5.16; Hopewell-Petersburg $5.20; Middle Peninsula $5.40, new crop $5.51; Norfolk new crop $5.51; Roanoke $6, new crop $5.71.

Corn

Eastern Shore $3.74; Harrisonburg $3.75- $4.44; Hopewell-Petersburg $3.89; Middle Peninsula $3.64; Norfolk $3.74-$3.84; Wakefield $3.63-$3.94

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $9.50- $9.55, new crop $9.50- $9.55; Harrisonburg $7.60-$9.10; Hopewell-Petersburg $10, new crop $10-$10.10; Middle Peninsula $9.70, new crop $9.70; Norfolk $10.25, new crop $9.85-$10.25; Wakefield $9.80-$10.25, new crop $9.80-$10.18.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.