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Beef and commodity prices

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on July 16.

In Virginia, in a light test, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to $11 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales $1 to $17 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady to $5 lower. Wheat mostly 54 cents higher. Corn mostly 22 cents to 32 cents higher, new crop mostly 32 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 60 cents higher, new crop 60 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $141-$162, average $154.51

500-600 lbs. $133-$163, average $154.55

600-700 lbs. $123-$174, average $147.13

700-800 lbs. $123-$168.50, average $146.44

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. $122-$144, average $132.59

500-600 lbs. $101-$148, average $129.03

600-700 lbs. $107-$141, average $123.01

700-800 lbs. $97-$128, average $118.66

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs. $40-$72, average $64.67

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $60-$74, average $66.88

Wheat

Eastern Shore $6.27; Middle Peninsula $6.42; Norfolk $6.67; Roanoke $7.47

Corn

Eastern Shore $6.11, new crop $5.56; Harrisonburg $6.21-$7.14, new crop $6.26-$6.36; Middle Peninsula $5.51; Norfolk new crop $5.46-$5.76; Richmond-Petersburg $6.06, new crop $5.91; Wakefield $6.01-$6.21, new crop $5.71-$6.16

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $13.95, new crop $13.20-$13.35; Harrisonburg $14.47, new crop $13.20; Middle Peninsula $14.55, new crop $13.50; Norfolk $14.55, new crop $13.60-$13.90; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $13.65-$13.70; Wakefield $14.50, new crop $13.70-$13.85

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.