Ag Trends: week of Aug. 18

Published 8:00 am Sunday, August 27, 2023

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on August 18: In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, lighter weights steady to 9.00 higher and heavier weights steady to 20.00 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly 2.00 to 17.00 higher. Slaughter cows uneven, ranging 8.00 lower to 6.00 higher. Wheat .48 lower, new crop no trend. Corn mostly .10 lower, new crop .10 lower. Soybeans uneven, mostly .18 lower to .12 higher, new crop mostly .12 higher.

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 195.00- 280.00, average 254.45

500-600 lbs 214.00- 260.00, average 241.38

600-700 lbs 217.00- 250.00, average 232.19

700-800 lbs 190.00- 240.00, average 221.51

STATE GRADED FEEDER HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 172.00- 235.00, average 219.92

500-600 lbs 177.50- 240.00, average 210.26

600-700 lbs 156.00- 241.00, average 204.08

700-800 lbs 165.75- 222.00, average 195.60

SLAUGHTER COWS

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 60.00-110.00, average 104.28

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 90.00-111.00, average 100.07

CORN

Eastern Shore new crop 4.91; Harrisonburg 5.90, new crop 5.56- 5.66; Middle Peninsula 5.31, new crop 4.46; Norfolk 5.16, new crop 4.86-5.16; Richmond-Petersburg 4.76, new crop 4.76; Wakefield 5.01, new crop 4.56-5.01

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.