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Commodity and beef pricing

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on December 11.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging mostly $5 lower to $5 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales in a light test, mostly $13 to $15 higher. Slaughter cows steady to $3 lower. Wheat 12 cents higher, new crop 7 cents higher. Corn mostly 1 cent to 6 cents lower, new crop 2 cents lower. Soybeans mostly 15 cents to 27 cents lower, new crop 6 cents higher.

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE 1

400-500 lbs. $128-$169, average $160.34

500-600 lbs. $117-$155, average $143.76

600-700 lbs. $108-$145, average $131.83

700-800 lbs. $112-$136.25, average $128

STATE GRADED FEEDER HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE 1

400-500 lbs. $105-$138, average $126.20

500-600 lbs. $93-$133, average $119.91

600-700 lbs. $92-$127.50, average $114.22

700-800 lbs. $72-$125, average $120.30

SLAUGHTER COWS

Boning, 800-1200 lbs., $38-$57, average $47.33

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs., $40-$61, average $48.98

WHEAT

Eastern Shore new crop $5.45-$5.50; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $5.65; Middle Peninsula $5.87, new crop $5.85; Norfolk new crop $5.85; Roanoke $6.57, new crop $6.20; Wakefield new crop $5.95

CORN

Eastern Shore $4.41-$4.46, new crop $4.14; Harrisonburg $4.70-$5; Richmond-Petersburg $4.65, new crop $4.39; Middle Peninsula $4.31; Norfolk $4.30, new crop $4.29; Wakefield $4.45-$4.96, new crop $4.69

SOYBEANS

Eastern Shore $11.08-$11.13, new crop $9.86; Harrisonburg $10.78-$11.18; Richmond-Petersburg $11.78; Middle Peninsula $11.53; Norfolk $11.78-$11.88, new crop $10.51; Wakefield $11.63-$11.83, new crop $10.46

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.