Ag trends announced

Published 3:01 pm Thursday, December 7, 2023

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on Dec. 1: In Virginia, compared to two weeks ago, state graded feeder cattle mostly 3.00 to 20.00 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly 6.00 to 15.00 lower in a light test. Slaughter cows mostly steady to 5.00 higher. Wheat uneven, .06 lower to .14 higher, new crop mostly .15 higher. Corn mostly .02 to .13 lower, new crop .04 lower. Soybeans mostly .17 to .22 lower. 

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE 

400-500 lbs 180.00- 240.00, average 215.76 

Email newsletter signup

500-600 lbs 180.00- 239.00, average 215.11 

600-700 lbs 145.00- 250.00, average 230.77 

700-800 lbs 97.50- 206.00, average 190.41 

STATE GRADED FEEDER HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE 

400-500 lbs 150.00- 211.00, average 197.02 

500-600 lbs 146.00- 200.00, average 188.15 

600-700 lbs 153.00- 182.00, average 165.55 

700-800 lbs 124.00- 165.00, average 155.89 

SLAUGHTER COWS 

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 64.00-96.00, average 85.18 

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 83.00-109.00, average 96.71 

CORN 

Eastern Shore 4.78; Harrisonburg 5.10-5.58; Middle Peninsula 4.03, new crop 4.67; Norfolk 4.42, new crop 5.22; Richmond-Petersburg 4.67; Wakefield 4.62-4.92 

SOYBEANS 

Eastern Shore 12.73- 12.83; Harrisonburg 12.40-12.73; Middle Peninsula 12.93; Norfolk 13.23-13.38; Richmond-Petersburg 13.03-13.33; Wakefield 12.98-13.18 

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.