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Beef and commodity prices

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on October 9.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, mostly $2 lower to $3 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales $5 to $13 lower. Slaughter cows mostly $5 to $10 lower. Wheat 25 cents higher, new crop 17 cents higher. Corn mostly 4 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 26 cents higher, new crop 26 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $123-$171, average $156.21

500-600 lbs. $120-$160, average $144.80

600-700 lbs. $115-$154, average $137.83

700-800 lbs. $103-$147, average $130.89

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $105-$137, average $129.43

500-600 lbs. $98-$137.50, average $122.78

600-700 lbs. $102-$132, average $119.00

700-800 lbs. $103-$123, average $114.39

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs. $35-$58, average $48.49

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $40-$57.50, average $49.72

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $5.44-$5.49; Hopewell-Petersburg $5.65; Middle Peninsula $5.85, new crop $5.84; Norfolk new crop $5.84; Roanoke $6.55, new crop $6.04

Corn

Eastern Shore $3.87-$3.97; Harrisonburg $3.90-$4.52; Hopewell-Petersburg $4.07; Middle Peninsula $3.87; Norfolk $3.97; Wakefield $3.82-$4.17

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $10-$10.05, new crop $10; Harrisonburg $8.50-$10.05; Hopewell-Petersburg $10.50, new crop $10.50-$10.60; Middle Peninsula $10.40; Norfolk $10.40-$10.75

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.