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Commodity market weekly trends

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on March 26.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to $4 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly $3 to $8 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $1 higher with lean cows mostly $1 to $3 lower. Wheat 18 cents lower, new crop 13 cents lower. Corn mostly steady, new crop 2 cents lower. Soybeans mostly 22 cents higher, new crop mostly 9 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $155-$181, average $166.30

500-600 lbs. $139-$166, average $160.61

600-700 lbs. $125-$158, average $151.88

700-800 lbs. $110-$150, average $134.72

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $112-$139.50, average $133.85

500-600 lbs. $109-$133, average $127.19

600-700 lbs. $107-131, average $118.51

700-800 lbs. $89-115, average $111.22

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs. $40-$63, average $52.73

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $45-$65, average $54.79

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $5.54-$5.64; Middle Peninsula $5.98, new crop $5.99; Norfolk new crop $6.09; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $5.74; Roanoke $6.68, new crop $6.34; Wakefield new crop $6.09.

Corn

Eastern Shore $5.77-$5.83, new crop $4.71; Harrisonburg $6.02-$6.07; Middle Peninsula $5.77, new crop $4.61; Norfolk new crop $4.61-$4.86; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $5.01; Wakefield $5.97-$6.17, new crop $4.86-$5.26

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $13.69-$13.94, new crop $11.65-$11.70; Harrisonburg $13.16-$13.94, new crop $11.55; Middle Peninsula $14.24, new crop $11.85; Norfolk $14.39, new crop $11.95-$12.25; Richmond-Petersburg $14.44, new crop $12.00-$12.05; Wakefield $14.29-$14.39, new crop $12.20.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.