State graded cattle prices drop

Published 1:50 pm Thursday, January 25, 2024

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on January 19: In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly 2.00 to 14.00 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales unevenly steady, ranging mostly 1.00 lower to 1.00 higher. Slaughter cows mostly 3.00 to 6.00 higher. Wheat .18 lower, new crop .21 lower. Corn mostly .14 lower, new crop .14 lower. Soybeans .13 to .23 lower, new crop .16 lower.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large

400-500 lbs   240.00-268.00, average 250.53

500-600 lbs   220.00-250.00, average 242.60

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600-700 lbs   165.00-253.00, average 225.41

700-800 lbs   170.00-226.00, average 211.87

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large

400-500 lbs   101.00-210.00, average 196.41

500-600 lbs   125.00-214.00, average 195.76

600-700 lbs   158.00-202.00, average 184.10

700-800 lbs   132.50-204.00, average 190.47

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs, 71.00-110.00, average 94.12

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 78.00-115.00, average 101.57

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop 5.09; Middle Peninsula 5.06; Norfolk new crop 5.54; Roanoke 5.96, new crop 6.44

Corn

Eastern Shore 4.34, new crop 4.71; Harrisonburg 5.00-5.24; Middle Peninsula 3.64; Norfolk 4.24-4.54, new crop 4.86; Richmond-Petersburg 4.09, new crop 4.81; Wakefield 4.09, new crop 4.86-5.06

Soybeans

Eastern Shore 11.64-11.74, new crop 11.21-11.31; Harrisonburg 11.15; Middle Peninsula 11.64; Norfolk 12.34, new crop 12.01; Richmond-Petersburg 11.74; Wakefield 11.69-12.14, new crop 11.41-11.81

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.