Ag trends announced

Published 4:06 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on Dec. 8: In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly 2.00 to 12.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales 5.00 to 21.00 higher. Slaughter cows 3.00 to 11.00 lower. Wheat .44 to .54 higher, new crop .28 higher. Corn mostly steady to .26 higher, new crop .01 higher. Soybeans .21 to .40 lower.

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 167.50-253.00, average 227.38

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500-600 lbs 193.00-260.00, average 222.74

600-700 lbs 171.00-251.00, average 219.20

700-800 lbs 142.00-239.00, average 199.06

STATE GRADED FEEDER HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 154.00-216.00, average 189.69

500-600 lbs 130.00-238.00, average 192.51

600-700 lbs 145.00-239.00, average 175.70

700-800 lbs 131.00-197.00, average 159.40

SLAUGHTER COWS

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 74.00-94.00, average 81.93

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 68.00-95.00, average 85.30

WHEAT

Eastern Shore new crop 5.53; Middle Peninsula 5.62, new crop 6.38; Norfolk new crop 6.03; Roanoke 6.22, new crop 6.93

CORN

Eastern Shore 4.78; Harrisonburg 5.25-5.63; Middle Peninsula 4.08, new crop 4.68; Norfolk 4.48-4.88, new crop 5.23; Richmond-Petersburg 4.93; Wakefield 4.63-5.18

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.