Commodity trends

Published 2:47 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends October 14:

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly 2.00 to 8.00 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales 1.00 to 8.00 higher. Slaughter cows unevenly steady, ranging mostly 1.00 lower to 1.00 higher. Wheat .13 higher, new crop mostly .16 higher. Corn .22 higher. Soybeans mostly .28 to .43 higher.

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 137.00-203.00, average 176.60

500-600 lbs 121.00-191.00, average 176.04

600-700 lbs 108.00-194.00, average 169.46

700-800 lbs 102.50-173.00, average 152.83

STATE GRADED FEEDER HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 116.00-159.00, average 139.90

500-600 lbs 107.00-162.00, average 136.55

600-700 lbs 101.00-146.00, average 127.53

700-800 lbs 91.00-133.00, average 123.26

SLAUGHTER COWS

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 51.00-83.00, average 69.03

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 58.00-82.00, average 72.40

WHEAT

Eastern Shore 7.82, new crop 8.07; Middle Peninsula new crop 8.82; Norfolk new crop 8.54; Roanoke 9.67, new crop 8.97

CORN

Eastern Shore 6.88; Harrisonburg 7.58-7.73; Middle Peninsula 6.68; Norfolk 6.98; Richmond-Petersburg 7.03; Wakefield 6.73-7.43

SOYBEANS

Eastern Shore 13.46-13.56; Harrisonburg 12.75; Middle Peninsula 13.51; Norfolk 13.96-14.36; Richmond-Petersburg 13.96-14.01; Wakefield 13.96-14.06

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.