Ag trends announced: August 4

Published 8:00 am Sunday, August 13, 2023

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on August 4: State graded feeder cattle uneven, with steers trending mostly 2.00 to 8.00 lower and heifers 2.00 to 7.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales, in a light test, steady to 15.00 higher. Slaughter cows mostly 3.00 to 15.00 higher. Wheat mostly .86 lower. Corn .34 to .68 lower, new crop mostly .48 lower. Soybeans .65 to 2.23 lower, new crop mostly .73 lower.

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 200.00-251.00, average 234.84

500-600 lbs 197.50-246.00, average 232.55

600-700 lbs 216.00-250.00, average 228.55

700-800 lbs 176.00-232.00, average 215.69

SLAUGHTER COWS

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 85.00-116.00, average 104.04

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 85.00-113.00, average 96.32

WHEAT

Eastern Shore 5.27; Middle Peninsula 6.27; Norfolk 5.52; Roanoke 6.67

CORN

Eastern Shore new crop 4.99; Harrisonburg 6.10-6.31, new crop 5.64-5.74; Middle Peninsula 5.39, new crop 4.54; Norfolk 5.49, new crop 4.94-5.24; Richmond-Petersburg 4.84, new crop 4.84; Wakefield 5.09, new crop 4.64-5.09

SOYBEANS

Eastern Shore new crop 12.75-12.85; Harrisonburg 13.10, new crop 12.55; Middle Peninsula 12.75; Norfolk 13.65, new crop 13.15-13.35; Richmond-Petersburg new crop 12.85-13.15; Wakefield 13.25, new crop 12.95-13.20

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.