• 84°

Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on April 16.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, mostly $3 lower to $1 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly $6 to $10 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $4 higher. Wheat 25 cents higher, new crop 25 cents higher. Corn mostly 10 cents to 15 cents higher, new crop 17 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 3 cents to 8 cents higher, new crop 4 cents lower.

State Graded Feeder Steers,

Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $136-$190, average $166.89

500-600 lbs. $131-$174.50, average $159.90

600-700 lbs. $114-$155, average $145.34

700-800 lbs. $125-$148, average $138.69

State Graded Feeder Heifers,

Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $125-$144.50, average $139.64

500-600 lbs. $120-$145.50, average $134.91

600-700 lbs. $104-$134, average $125.70

700-800 lbs. $101-$135, average $119.23

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs. $45-$69, average $59.82

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $51-$70, average $63.15

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $6.01-$6.11; Middle Peninsula $6.39, new crop $6.46; Norfolk new crop $6.56; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $6.21; Roanoke $7.14, new crop $6.81; Wakefield new crop $6.56.

Corn

Eastern Shore $6.25-$6.27, new crop $5.17; Harrisonburg $6.37-$6.45, new crop $5.82-$5.92;

Middle Peninsula $6.20, new crop $5.07; Norfolk new crop $5.07-$5.32; Richmond-Petersburg $6.15, new crop $5.47; Wakefield $6.20-$6.40, new crop $5.32-$5.72.

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $13.73-$14.03, new crop $12.19-$12.24; Harrisonburg $13.38-$13.98, new crop $12.09; Middle Peninsula $14.28, new crop $12.39; Norfolk $14.43, new crop $12.49-$12.79; Richmond-Petersburg $14.48, new crop $12.54-$12.59; Wakefield $14.33-$14.48, new crop $12.74.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.busi