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Weekly agriculture brief as of Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
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Weekly agriculture brief as of Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

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In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, mostly ranging 6.00 lower to 5.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly steady to 3.00 lower. Slaughter cows mostly steady to 3.00 lower. Wheat .23 higher, new crop .13 higher. Corn mostly .17 to .35 higher. Soybeans mostly .12 to .26 higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs 106.00-167.00, average 154.23

500-600 lbs 119.00-165.50, average 149.00

600-700 lbs 108.00-138.00, average 131.80

700-800 lbs 118.00-145.25, average 136.33

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs 95.00-136.48, average 127.61

500-600 lbs 82.50-123.75, average 119.66

600-700 lbs 106.00-130.50, average 120.91

700-800 lbs 100.00-138.50, average 127.81

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 30.00-58.00, average 46.17

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 42.00-54.00, average 47.17

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop 5.57-5.62; Hopewell-Petersburg 5.88; Middle Peninsula 6.08, new crop 5.97; Norfolk new crop 5.97; Roanoke 6.78, new crop 6.17

Corn

Eastern Shore 4.04-4.19; Harrisonburg 4.25-4.62; Hopewell-Petersburg 4.24; Middle Peninsula 4.04; Norfolk 4.14; Wakefield 4.14-4.34

Soybeans

Eastern Shore 10.12-10.17; Harrisonburg 9.55-10.17; Hopewell-Petersburg 10.62-10.72; Middle Peninsula 10.52; Norfolk 10.52-10.97; Wakefield 10.82-10.97

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.

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