Weekly agriculture trends

Published 3:36 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on Dec. 9. In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, light cattle trending steady to 12.00 higher and heavy cattle trending steady to 3.00 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales have no trend due to light holiday trading. Slaughter cows mostly steady to 14.00 lower. Wheat .13 to .37 lower, new crop .41 lower. Corn mostly .18 lower, new crop .06 lower. Soybeans mostly .56 higher.

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 121.00-217.50, average 193.40

500-600 lbs 129.00-204.00, average 183.47

600-700 lbs 123.00-194.00, average 167.46

700-800 lbs 136.00-178.50, average 161.44

STATE GRADED FEEDER HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 108.00-160.00, average 147.58

500-600 lbs 106.00-160.50, average 141.36

600-700 lbs 107.00-155.00, average 135.30

700-800 lbs 103.00-140.00, average 127.21

SLAUGHTER COWS

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 56.00-75.00, average 65.60

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 55.00-72.00, average 64.55

WHEAT

Eastern Shore 6.36, new crop 6.60; Middle Peninsula 7.01, new crop 7.30; Norfolk new crop 7.17; Roanoke 8.46, new crop 7.50; Wakefield new crop 7.00

CORN

Eastern Shore 6.13; Harrisonburg 6.82-7.32; Middle Peninsula 6.08, new crop 5.65; Norfolk 6.32, new crop 6.25; Richmond-Petersburg 6.48; Wakefield 6.68-7.03, new crop 6.35

SOYBEANS

Eastern Shore 14.36-14.46, Harrisonburg 13.69; Middle Peninsula 14.41, new crop 13.48; Norfolk 14.86- 15.21, new crop 13.98; Richmond-Petersburg 14.86- 14.91; Wakefield 14.96-15.06

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.