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Beef and commodity prices

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on Nov. 20.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging mostly $4 lower to $4 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales uneven, ranging $2 lower to $8 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $3 higher. Wheat new crop two cents higher. Corn mostly 15 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 32 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $137-$162, average $155.45

500-600 lbs.   $128-$155.50, average $142.32

600-700 lbs.   $105-$144.50, average $130.79

700-800 lbs.     $70-$140.25, average $132.05

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.     $95-$130, average $123.71

500-600 lbs.   $102-$129.50, average $121.86

600-700 lbs.   $100-$117, average $113.63

700-800 lbs.   $100-$114, average $107.69

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs. $38-$63, average $52.10

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $42-$61, average $53.94

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $5.50-$5.55; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $5.70; Middle Peninsula new crop $5.90; Norfolk new crop $5.90; Roanoke $6.52, new crop $6.25

Corn

Eastern Shore $4.23-$4.38; Harrisonburg $4.70-$4.93; Richmond-Petersburg $4.23; Middle Peninsula $4.23; Norfolk $4.33; Wakefield $4.48-$4.78

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $11.23-$11.38; Harrisonburg $10.95; Richmond-Petersburg $11.78-$11.88; Middle Peninsula $11.78; Norfolk $12.03-$12.13; Wakefield $12.03

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.