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Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on March 5.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to $5 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly $4 to $14 higher. Slaughter cows mostly $2 to $5 lower. Wheat 25 cents lower, new crop mostly 23 cents lower. Corn mostly 9 cents to 17 cents lower, new crop mostly 2 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 3 cents to 10 cents higher, new crop mostly steady.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $147-$169, average $160.84

500-600 lbs.   $141-$176, average $161.55

600-700 lbs.   $122-$164, average $152.91

700-800 lbs.   $111-$145.50, average $135.03

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $125-$138.50, average $132.09

500-600 lbs.   $114-$135, average $125.60

600-700 lbs.  $104-$128.75, average $122.29

700-800 lbs.   $100-$110.50, average $106.86

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs., $44-$69, average $57.22

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs., $52-$70, average $60.40

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $5.91-$5.96; Middle Peninsula $6.36, new crop $6.31; Norfolk new crop $6.41; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $6.06; Roanoke $7.06, new crop $6.66; Wakefield new crop $6.41

Corn

Eastern Shore $5.63, new crop $4.81; Harrisonburg $5.83-$5.88; Middle Peninsula $5.58, new crop $4.71; Norfolk new crop $4.71-$4.96; Richmond-Petersburg $5.71, new crop $5.11; Wakefield $5.76-$6.03, new crop $5.36

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $13.80-$13.91, new crop $11.81-$11.86; Harrisonburg $13.21-$13.96; Middle Peninsula $14.21, new crop $12.01; Norfolk $14.36, new crop $12.11-$12.41; Richmond-Petersburg $14.40-$14.41, new crop $12.06; Wakefield $14.30-$14.36, new crop $12.31

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.