Virginia Market News Service weekly ag brief — Dec. 15

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on Friday, Dec. 15.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly steady to 18.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales uneven, ranging 19.00 lower to 3.00 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady to 5.00 higher. Wheat .26 lower, new crop .21 lower. Corn mostly .09 to .39 lower. Soybeans .02 to .15 higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. 160.00-255.00, average 227.05

500-600 lbs. 167.50-251.00, average 224.58

600-700 lbs. 160.00-245.00, average 226.61

700-800 lbs. 112.50-237.00, average 222.32

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs. 145.00-218.00, average 207.64

500-600 lbs. 160.00-215.00, average 198.64

600-700 lbs. 152.00-208.00, average 177.58

700-800 lbs. 142.50-212.25, average 199.97

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1,200 lbs., 73.00-97.00, average 85.64

Breakers, 1,200-1,600 lbs., 74.00-100.00, average 85.64

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop 5.32; Middle Peninsula 5.36, new crop 6.17; Norfolk new crop 5.82; Roanoke 5.96, new crop 6.72

Corn

Eastern Shore 4.69; Harrisonburg 5.22-5.54; Middle Peninsula 3.99; Norfolk 4.59-4.79, new crop 5.19; Richmond-Petersburg 4.54; Wakefield 4.54-4.79

Soybeans

Eastern Shore 12.54-12.64; Harrisonburg 12.15; Middle Peninsula 12.64; Norfolk 12.94-13.14, new crop 12.91; Richmond-Petersburg 12.74; Wakefield 12.69-12.99

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.