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Beef and commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on July 2.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to $5 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales $1 to $10 lower. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $1 lower. Wheat mostly 8 cents to 10 cents higher. Corn mostly 32 cents to 57 cents higher, new crop 53 cents higher. Soybeans 60 cents to $1.04 higher, new crop $1.04 higher.

 State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $139.50-$157.50, average $151.85

500-600 lbs.   $127-$159.00, average $152.81

600-700 lbs.   $103-$154.00, average $148.51

700-800 lbs.   $126-$142.75, average $139.18

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $114-$138, average $129.98

500-600 lbs.   $116-$132, average $126.76

600-700 lbs.   $109-$124.75, average $122.42

700-800 lbs.   $104-$137.25, average $131.25

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs. $49-$75, average $65.85

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs., $62-$75, average $69.72

 Wheat

Eastern Shore $5.94-$6.14; Middle Peninsula $6.56; Norfolk $6.61; Roanoke $7.41.

Corn

Eastern Shore $6.64-$7.45, new crop $5.89; Harrisonburg $7.52-$7.65, new crop $6.49-$6.59; Middle Peninsula new crop $5.84; Norfolk new crop $5.79-$6.09; Richmond-Petersburg $6.39, new crop $6.24; Wakefield $6.39-$6.54, new crop $6.09-$6.49.

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $13.72-$14.21, new crop $13.36-$13.51; Harrisonburg $14.56, new crop $13.36; Middle Peninsula $14.71, new crop $13.66; Norfolk $14.71, new crop $13.76-$14.06; Richmond-Petersburg $14.82, new crop $13.81-$13.86; Wakefield $14.86, new crop $13.86-$14.01.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.