Ag trends announced: week of Oct. 20

Published 10:50 am Saturday, October 28, 2023

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on October 20: In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly 1.00 to 9.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales 5.00 to 25.00 lower. Slaughter cows mostly 2.00 to 6.00 higher. Wheat new crop .12 higher. Corn mostly .09 higher. Soybeans mostly .25 to .31 higher, new crop .26 higher.

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 200.00-273.00, average 258.31

500-600 lbs 181.00-270.00, average 248.44

600-700 lbs 140.00-263.00, average 239.37

700-800 lbs 162.50-252.00, average 220.43

STATE GRADED FEEDER HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 162.50-250.00, average 224.84

500-600 lbs 100.00-229.25, average 218.56

600-700 lbs 125.00-237.50, average 216.72

700-800 lbs 177.50-220.00, average 198.22

SLAUGHTER COWS

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 57.00-95.00, average 82.09

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 73.00-101.00, average 86.93 

WHEAT

Eastern Shore new crop 5.48; Middle Peninsula new crop 6.33; Norfolk new crop 5.98; Roanoke 5.94, new crop 6.88

CORN

Eastern Shore 5.10; Harrisonburg 5.50-5.75; Middle Peninsula 4.45; Norfolk 4.85; Richmond-Petersburg 4.65; Wakefield 4.35-4.85

SOYBEANS

Eastern Shore 12.66-12.76; Harrisonburg 12.20, new crop 12.46; Middle Peninsula 12.71; Norfolk 12.96-13.26; Richmond-Petersburg 13.01, new crop 13.06; Wakefield 12.76-13.11

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.