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Beef and commodity pricing

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on November 13.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to $7 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales uneven, with steers drawing $3 to $5 lower and heifers $4 to $10 higher. Slaughter cows steady to $2 higher. Wheat new crop 9 cents lower. Corn mostly 1 cent lower. Soybeans 35 cents to 45 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $123-$160.50, average $152.76

500-600 lbs.   $116-$154, average $142.91

600-700 lbs.   $107-$148.50, average $131.35

700-800 lbs.   $107-$136.50, average $128.43

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.     $92-$132.25, average $126.71

500-600 lbs.     $81-$127.25, average $120.47

600-700 lbs.     $80-$129.00, average $117.24

700-800 lbs.     $85-$126.75, average $121.30

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs. $38-$62.50, average $51.67

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $42-$62, average $54.25

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $5.48-$5.53; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $5.68; Middle Peninsula new crop $5.88; Norfolk new crop $5.88; Roanoke $6.48, new crop $6.23

Corn

Eastern Shore $4.08-$4.23; Harrisonburg $4.60-$4.78; Richmond-Petersburg $4.28; Middle Peninsula $4.08; Norfolk $4.18; Wakefield $4.33-$4.63

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $10.91-$11.06; Harrisonburg $10.65-$10.92; Richmond-Petersburg $11.47; Middle Peninsula $11.46; Norfolk $11.37-$11.81; Wakefield $11.71

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.