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Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on May 7.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle $2 to $9 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales steady to $6 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady. Wheat 20 cents to 24 cents higher, new crop 24 cents higher. Corn 17 cents to 71 cents higher, new crop 80 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 42 cents to 68 cents higher, new crop 90 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $135-$171, average $152.42

500-600 lbs. $117-$163.50, average $149.94

600-700 lbs. $111-$167, average $144.45

700-800 lbs. $119-$143, average $130.21

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $115-$138.25, average $127.06

500-600 lbs. $115-$129, average $124.27

600-700 lbs. $107-$133, average $118.83

700-800 lbs. $90-$122, average $110.55

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs. $50.00-$68.00, average $59.84

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $55.00-$74.00, average $65.01

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $6.88-$7.08; Middle Peninsula $7.43, new crop $7.43; Norfolk new crop $7.53; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $7.18; Roanoke $7.78, new crop $7.78; Wakefield new crop $7.53.

Corn

Eastern Shore $7.44-$7.64, new crop $6.26-$6.31; Harrisonburg $7.59-$7.99, new crop $6.86-$6.96; Middle Peninsula $7.44, new crop $6.21; Norfolk new crop $6.26-$6.46; Richmond-Petersburg $7.44, new crop $6.61; Wakefield $7.49-$7.69, new crop $6.46-$6.86.

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $15.51-$15.70, new crop $13.49-$13.64; Harrisonburg $15.28, new crop $13.49; Middle Peninsula $16.15, new crop $13.79; Norfolk $16.05, new crop $13.89-$14.19; Richmond-Petersburg $16.31-$16.36, new crop $13.94-$13.99; Wakefield $15.85-$16.05, new crop $14.14.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.