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Beef and commodity prices

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on October 16.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, mostly ranging $6 lower to $5 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly steady to $3 lower. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $3 lower. Wheat 23 cents higher, new crop 13 cents higher. Corn mostly 17 cents to 35 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 12 cents to 26 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $106-$167, average $154.23

500-600 lbs. $119-$165.50, average $149

600-700 lbs. $108-$138, average $131.80

700-800 lbs. $118-$145.25, average $136.33

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $95-$136.48, average $127.61

500-600 lbs. $82.50-$123.75, average $119.66

600-700 lbs. $106-$130.50, average $120.91

700-800 lbs. $100-$138.50, average $127.81

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, $30-$58, average $46.17

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, $42-$54, average $47.17

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $5.57-$5.62; Hopewell-Petersburg $5.88; Middle Peninsula $6.08, new crop $5.97; Norfolk new crop $5.97; Roanoke $6.78, new crop $6.17

Corn

Eastern Shore $4.04-$4.19; Harrisonburg $4.25- $4.62; Hopewell-Petersburg $4.24; Middle Peninsula $4.04; Norfolk $4.14; Wakefield $4.14-$4.34

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $10.12-$10.17; Harrisonburg $9.55- $10.17; Hopewell-Petersburg $10.62-$10.72; Middle Peninsula $10.52; Norfolk $10.52-$10.97; Wakefield $10.82-$10.97

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.