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Beef and commodity prices set

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on April 2.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, mostly $1 lower to $3 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly $1 to $3 higher. Slaughter cows mostly $2 to $4 higher. Wheat uneven, 2 cents lower to 3 cents higher, new crop 2 cents higher. Corn mostly 8 cents to 13 cents higher, new crop 19 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 12 cents lower, new crop 49 cents higher.

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $13.57-$13.82, new crop $12.14-$12.19; Harrisonburg $13.25-$13.82, new crop $12.04; Middle Peninsula $14.12, new crop $12.34; Norfolk $14.27, new crop $12.44-$12.74; Richmond-Petersburg $14.32, new crop $12.49-$12.54; Wakefield $14.17-$14.27, new crop $12.69

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $5.56-$5.66; Middle Peninsula $5.96, new crop $6.01; Norfolk new crop $6.11; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $5.76; Roanoke $6.71, new crop $6.36; Wakefield new crop $6.11

Corn

Eastern Shore $5.90-$5.95, new crop $4.90; Harrisonburg $6-$6.15, new crop $5.55-$5.65; Middle Peninsula $5.90, new crop $4.80; Norfolk $5.95, new crop $4.80-$5.05; Richmond-Petersburg $5.85, new crop $5.20; Wakefield $6.05-$6.25, new crop $5.05-$5.45

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $137-$173, average $160.98

500-600 lbs.   $133.50-$168, average $159.90

600-700 lbs.   $120-$151, average $141.74

700-800 lbs.   $114-$147, average $134.20

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $120-$139.25, average $136.35

500-600 lbs.   $105-$139, average $130.69

600-700 lbs.   $106-$128, average $121.40

700-800 lbs.     $92-$117, average $110.17

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs, $38-$65, average $55.09

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs., $48-$66, average $58.20

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.