AG Trends: week of Oct. 27

Published 10:51 am Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on October 27: In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly 4.00 to 29.00 lower. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly 2.00 to 12.00 lower. Slaughter cows uneven, ranging 6.00 lower to 5.00 higher. Wheat new crop mostly .11 lower. Corn mostly .06 to .26 lower. Soybeans mostly .36 lower, new crop .36 lower.

WHEAT

Eastern Shore new crop 5.37; Middle Peninsula new crop 6.07; Norfolk new crop 5.87; Roanoke 5.80, new crop 6.77

CORN

Eastern Shore 4.84; Harrisonburg 5.39-5.49; Middle Peninsula 4.19, new crop 4.65; Norfolk 4.59; Richmond-Petersburg 4.54; Wakefield 4.09-4.79

SOYBEANS

Eastern Shore 12.30-12.40; Harrisonburg 12.15, new crop 12.10; Middle Peninsula 12.35; Norfolk 12.60-12.90; Richmond-Petersburg 12.65, new crop 12.70; Wakefield 12.40-12.75

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 200.00-280.00, average 242.86

500-600 lbs 100.00-277.00, average 252.39

600-700 lbs 194.00-261.00, average 235.59

700-800 lbs 175.00-222.50, average 201.97

STATE GRADED FEEDER HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 160.00-229.00, average 212.87

500-600 lbs 178.00-249.00, average 210.70

600-700 lbs 145.00-215.00, average 187.42

700-800 lbs 147.50-184.00, average 170.38

SLAUGHTER COWS

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 65.00-98.00, average 83.95

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 70.00-93.00, average 82.86 

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.