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Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on April 30.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly $1 to $7 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales $1 to $5 lower. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $1 higher. Wheat no trend, new crop mostly 18 cents higher. Corn uneven, ranging 9 cents lower to 51 cents higher, new crop mostly 7 cents lower. Soybeans uneven, ranging mostly 31 cents lower to 10 cents higher, new crop mostly 19 cents lower.

 State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $140-$178, average $161.01

500-600 lbs.   $128-$163, average $154.54

600-700 lbs.   $118-$169, average $148.51

700-800 lbs.   $113-$145.75, average $139.30

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $114-$144, average $135.34

500-600 lbs.   $110-$141, average $128.82

600-700 lbs.   $109-$133.50, average $121.30

700-800 lbs.    $95-$120, average $112.97

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs. $44-$69, average $59.89

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $55-$75, average $62.74

 Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $6.64-$6.84; Middle Peninsula $7.23, new crop $7.19; Norfolk new crop $7.29; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $6.94; Roanoke $7.54, new crop $7.54; Wakefield new crop $7.29

Corn

Eastern Shore $6.73-$7.37, new crop $5.46-$5.51; Harrisonburg $6.93-$7.28, new crop $6.06-$6.16; Middle Peninsula $6.73, new crop $5.41; Norfolk new crop $5.46-$5.66; Richmond-Petersburg $7.27, new crop $5.81; Wakefield $6.78-$7.52, new crop $5.66-$6.06.

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $14.88-$15.28, new crop $12.59-$12.74; Harrisonburg $14.82-$15.23, new crop $12.59; Middle Peninsula $15.47, new crop $12.89; Norfolk $15.37, new crop $12.99-$13.29; Richmond-Petersburg $15.68-$15.73, new crop $13.04-$13.09; Wakefield $15.17-$15.42, new crop $13.24.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.