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Beef and commodity pricing

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on October 23.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly $1 to $4 lower with heavy heifers dropping as much as $27 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales uneven, ranging $4 lower to $3 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $3 higher. Wheat 5 cents higher, new crop 6 cents higher. Corn mostly 12 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 12 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $110- $167, average $151.50

500-600 lbs. $107- $170, average $148.17

600-700 lbs. $106- $146.75, average $129.38

700-800 lbs. $105- $145.50, average $132.27

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $94- $132, average $123.32

500-600 lbs. $94- $127, average $117.96

600-700 lbs. $95- $120, average $111.55

700-800 lbs. $85- $114, average $100.49

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs., $35-$57, average $46.43

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs., $37-$56, average $50.20

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $5.63-$5.68; Richmond-Petersburg $5.93, new crop $5.83; Middle Peninsula $6.13, new crop $6.03; Norfolk new crop $6.03; Roanoke $6.83, new crop $6.23

Corn

Eastern Shore $4.16- $4.31; Harrisonburg $4.55-$4.81; Richmond-Petersburg $4.36; Middle Peninsula $4.16; Norfolk $4.26; Wakefield $4.26-$4.56

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $10.24-$10.29; Harrisonburg $9.95-$10.29; Richmond-Petersburg $10.74-$10.84; Middle Peninsula $10.74; Norfolk $10.64-$11.09; Wakefield $10.94-$10.97

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.