Commodity price trends

Published 8:15 am Thursday, November 3, 2022

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on October 28:

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging 10.00 lower to 5.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales uneven, ranging 1.00 lower to 4.00 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady to 4.00 lower. Wheat .10 lower, new crop mostly .08 lower. Corn mostly .02 lower. Soybeans mostly .10 lower.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large

400-500 lbs 140.00-201.00, average 186.69

500-600 lbs 122.00-190.00, average 173.35

600-700 lbs 135.00-176.00, average 160.24

700-800 lbs 129.00-162.00, average 146.02

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large

400-500 lbs 110.00-151.00, average 137.89

500-600 lbs 112.00-153.00, average 138.94

600-700 lbs 96.00-143.00, average 127.91

700-800 lbs 100.00-143.00, average 125.75

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 55.00-77.00, average 67.16

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 55.00-75.00, average 65.98

Wheat

Eastern Shore 7.29, new crop 7.69; Middle Peninsula new crop 8.44; Norfolk new crop 8.24; Roanoke 9.14, new crop 8.59; Wakefield new crop 8.09

Corn

Eastern Shore 6.52; Harrisonburg 7.32-7.57; Middle Peninsula 6.52; Norfolk 6.82; Richmond-Petersburg 6.87; Wakefield 6.57-7.27

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.