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Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on Friday, Dec. 18.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly $1 to $7 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales $1 to $5 lower. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $3 lower. Wheat 12 cents higher, new crop 9 cents higher. Corn mostly 8 cents to 13 cents higher, new crop 6 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 48 cents higher, new crop 26 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $129-$166, average $157.08

500-600 lbs. $114-$165, average $142.81

600-700 lbs. $123-$162, average $138.52

700-800 lbs. $103-$130, average $121.39

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $87-$126, average $121.29

500-600 lbs. $92-$123, average $116.42

600-700 lbs. $100-$116, average $113.53

700-800 lbs. $90-$116, average $105.68

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs. $37-$55, average $44.41

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $36-$57, average $48.94

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $5.54-$5.59; Middle Peninsula $5.99, new crop $5.94; Norfolk new crop $5.94; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $5.74; Roanoke $6.69, new crop $6.29; Wakefield new crop $6.04

Corn

Eastern Shore $4.53-$4.58, new crop $4.20; Harrisonburg $4.83-$5.13; Middle Peninsula $4.43, new crop $4.10; Norfolk $4.38, new crop $4.35; Richmond-Petersburg $4.78, new crop $4.45; Wakefield $4.88-$5.08, new crop $4.75

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $11.56-$11.61, new crop $10.12; Harrisonburg $11.21- $11.71; Middle Peninsula $12.11, new crop $10.42; Norfolk $12.26-$12.36, new crop $10.77; Richmond-Petersburg $12.26-$12.36; Wakefield $12.11-$12.31, new crop $10.72.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.