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Ag pricing trends

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

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to $7 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales steady to $3 lower. Slaughter cows steady to $7 lower. Wheat 20 cents higher. Corn uneven, mostly ranging 10 cents lower to 5 cents higher, new crop 5 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 18 cents lower, new crop 18 cents lower.

 State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $136-$159.50, average $153.43

500-600 lbs.   $134-$159, average $150.28

600-700 lbs.   $115-$150.50, average $144.50

700-800 lbs.   $125-$143, average $139.04

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $123-$142, average $132.14

500-600 lbs.     $93-$151, average $130.60

600-700 lbs.    $94-$138, average $123.65

700-800 lbs.   $104-$129, average $116.63

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs. $48-$68, average $58.13

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $57-$71, average $64.51

 Wheat

Eastern Shore $6.47; Middle Peninsula $6.62; Norfolk $6.87; Roanoke $7.67

Corn

Eastern Shore $6.06, new crop $5.61; Harrisonburg $6.40-$7.05, new crop $6.31-$6.41; Middle Peninsula $5.56; Norfolk new crop $5.51-$5.81; Richmond-Petersburg $6.11, new crop $5.96; Wakefield $5.91, new crop $5.76-$6.21.

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $13.77, new crop $13.02-$13.17; Harrisonburg $14.52, new crop $13.02; Middle Peninsula $14.37, new crop $13.32; Norfolk $14.37, new crop $13.42-$13.72; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $13.47-$13.52; Wakefield $14.32, new crop $13.52-$13.67.

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.