Agriculture prices slightly drop over last week

Published 4:28 pm Friday, October 6, 2023

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on September 29:

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging mostly 4.00 lower to 5.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly 5.00 to 13.00 lower. Slaughter cows mostly steady. Wheat .03 higher, new crop mostly .07 higher. Corn mostly .14 higher. Soybeans mostly .07 higher, new crop .07 higher.

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

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400-500 lbs 214.00-285.00, average 260.23

500-600 lbs 170.00-268.00, average 252.14

600-700 lbs 199.00-251.00, average 232.77

700-800 lbs 206.00-243.00, average 227.89

STATE GRADED FEEDER HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 165.00-243.25, average 230.53

500-600 lbs 147.50-232.00, average 219.41

600-700 lbs 110.00-224.00, average 212.53

700-800 lbs 173.00-213.50, average 199.05

SLAUGHTER COWS

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 70.00-100.00, average 87.36

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 84.00-112.00, average 95.19

WHEAT

Eastern Shore new crop 5.36; Middle Peninsula 5.49, new crop 6.21; Norfolk new crop 5.86; Roanoke 5.79, new crop 6.76

CORN

Eastern Shore 4.94; Harrisonburg 5.49-5.60, new crop 5.49-5.59; Middle Peninsula 4.49; Norfolk 4.74-4.89; Richmond-Petersburg 4.49; Wakefield 4.39-4.74

SOYBEANS

Eastern Shore new crop 12.51-12.61; Harrisonburg 11.95, new crop 12.31; Middle Peninsula 12.81; Norfolk 13.11, new crop 12.91-13.11; Richmond-Petersburg new crop 12.81-12.91; Wakefield 13.01, new crop 12.71-12.96

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.