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Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on May 14.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to $3 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales $2 to $15 lower. Slaughter cows uneven, ranging $3 lower to $4 higher. Wheat 51 cents lower, new crop 51 cents lower. Corn mostly 44 cents lower, new crop mostly 68 cents lower. Soybeans mostly 6 cents  to 16 cents higher, new crop 12 cents lower.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $110-$170, average $150.78

500-600 lbs.   $128-$165, average $148.41

600-700 lbs.   $115-$156.50, average $141.89

700-800 lbs.   $109-$134, average $128.42

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $117-$131, average $128.12

500-600 lbs.   $102-$138, average $124.47

600-700 lbs.   $108-$134, average $117.15

700-800 lbs.     $95-$121, average $115.02

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs., $48-$71, average $62.93

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs., $54-$71, average $63.85

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $6.37-$6.57; Middle Peninsula $6.92, new crop $6.92; Norfolk new crop $7.02; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $6.67; Roanoke $7.27, new crop $7.27; Wakefield new crop $7.02

Corn

Eastern Shore $7-$7.20, new crop $5.58; Harrisonburg $7.45-$7.55, new crop $6.18-$6.28; Middle Peninsula $7, new crop $5.53; Norfolk new crop $5.48-$5.78; Richmond-Petersburg $7, new crop $5.93; Wakefield $7.05-$7.25, new crop $5.78-$6.18.

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $15.09-$15.84, new crop $13.37-$13.52; Harrisonburg $15.44, new crop $13.37; Middle Peninsula $16.29, new crop $13.67; Norfolk $16.19, new crop $13.77-$14.07; Richmond-Petersburg $16.37-$16.42, new crop $13.82-$13.87; Wakefield $15.99-$16.19, new crop $14.02.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.