Wheat crop, corn prices climb

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on March 29:

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging 13.00 lower to 7.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales uneven, with steers ranging 16.00 to 28.00 higher and heifers 4.00 to 10.00 lower. Slaughter cows steady to 17.00 higher. Wheat new crop .14 higher. Corn mostly .01 higher, new crop .01 higher. Soybeans mostly .20 lower, new crop .18 lower.

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 279.00-362.50, average 323.25

500-600 lbs 270.00-311.00, average 303.63

600-700 lbs 226.00-280.00, average 263.30

700-800 lbs 220.00-255.00, average 238.82

STATE GRADED FEEDER HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE

400-500 lbs 180.00-290.00, average 271.37

500-600 lbs 187.50-285.00, average 250.67

600-700 lbs 200.00-248.00, average 228.76

700-800 lbs 160.00-225.00, average 209.30

SLAUGHTER COWS

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 90.00-129.00, average 109.01

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 113.00-128.00, average 121.42

WHEAT

Eastern Shore new crop 4.86; Norfolk new crop 5.26; Roanoke 5.70, new crop 6.16

CORN

Eastern Shore 4.32, new crop 4.68-4.78; Harrisonburg 5.00-5.12, new crop 5.48; Norfolk 4.22-4.52, new crop 4.88; Richmond-Petersburg 4.07, new crop 4.78; Wakefield 3.97, new crop 4.83-5.03

SOYBEANS

Eastern Shore 11.47-11.57, new crop 11.26-11.36; Harrisonburg 10.95; Norfolk 11.92, new crop 11.96; Richmond-Petersburg 11.62, new crop 11.46; Wakefield 11.47, new crop 11.56-11.76

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.