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Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the fol- lowing weekly ag trends January 29.

In Virginia, state grad- ed feeder cattle mostly $2 to $6 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly $5 to $7 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $2 higher. Wheat 14 cents lower, new crop mostly 16 cents lower. Corn mostly 11 cents higher, new crop 10 cents low- er. Soybeans mostly 17 cents lower, new crop 38 cents lower.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $133- $164.50, average $157.74

500-600 lbs. $128- $148, average $144.21

600-700 lbs. $111- $135.50, average $130.06

700-800 lbs. $116- $126.00, average $123.93

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $113- $128.75, average $127.10

500-600 lbs. $112- $121, average $117.35

$119, average $112.72 700-800 lbs. $105-

$109, average $106.91

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs,, $40-$58, average $49.95

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs,, $47-$61, average $53.69

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $5.82-$5.87; Middle Peninsula $6.37, new crop $6.22; Norfolk new crop $6.22; Rich- mond-Petersburg new crop $5.97; Roanoke $7.07, new crop $6.57; Wakefield new crop $6.32.

Corn

Eastern Shore $5.55-

$5.60, new crop $4.44; Harrisonburg $5.90- $6.15; Middle Peninsula $5.55, new crop $4.34; Norfolk new crop $4.34- $4.59; Richmond-Peters- burg $5.80, new crop $4.74; Wakefield $5.55- $5.80, new crop $4.79

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $13.18- $13.23, new crop $10.86; Harrisonburg $13.08- $13.38; Middle Penin- sula $13.73, new crop $11.01; Norfolk $14.03, new crop $11.11-$11.36; Richmond-Petersburg $13.78-$13.83, new

crop $11.06; Wakefield $13.78-$13.88, new crop $11.31

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.