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Beef and commodity prices set

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on April 23.

In Virginia, state graded feedercattle mostly steady to $6 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales $5 to $8 lower. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $3 higher. Wheat 56 cents higher, new crop 55 cents higher. Corn mostly 57 cents to 76 cents higher, new crop mostly 41 cents higher. Soybeans mostly $1.06 to $1.15 higher, new crop 69 cents higher.

 State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $132.50-$181, average $167.52

500-600 lbs.   $140-$186, average $161.70

600-700 lbs.   $125-$166, average $151.62

700-800 lbs .  $115-$150, average $139.03

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $120-$144, average $136.41

500-600 lbs.   $115-$146, average $135.56

600-700 lbs.   $108-$136, average $126.34

700-800 lbs.  $100-$132, average $123.81

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs., $46-$72, average $62.74

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs., $50-$74, average $62.91

 Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $6.56-$6.66; Middle Peninsula $6.95, new crop $7.01; Norfolk new crop $7.11; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $6.76; Roanoke $7.70, new crop $7.36; Wakefield new crop $7.11

Corn

Eastern Shore $6.82-$6.86, new crop $5.58; Harrisonburg $6.65-$7.21, new crop $6.13-$6.23; Middle Peninsula $6.81, new crop $5.48; Norfolk new crop $5.48-$5.73; Richmond-Petersburg $6.76, new crop $5.88; Wakefield $6.81-$7.01, new crop $5.73-$6.13.

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $14.88-$15.18, new crop $12.88-$12.93; Harrisonburg $13.74-$15.13, new crop $12.78; Middle Peninsula $15.43, new crop $13.08; Norfolk $15.49, new crop $13.18-$13.48; Richmond-Petersburg $15.58-$15.63, new crop $13.23-$13.28; Wakefield $15.48-$15.54, new crop $13.43.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.