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Weekly commodity prices updated

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends February 19.

In Virginia, in a light test, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging $8 lower to $5 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales mostly $5 to $10 lower. Slaughter cows mostly $3 to $7 higher. Wheat 29 cents higher, new crop 22 cents higher. Corn mostly 9 cents to 14 cents higher, new crop 6 cents higher. Soybeans mostly 7 cents higher, new crop 13 cents higher.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $142.50-$165.00, average $145.71

500-600 lbs.   $136-$150.00, average $142.05

600-700 lbs.   $130-$139.00, average $136.00

700-800 lbs.   $117-$128.25, average $126.86

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs.   $115-$119, average $118.75

500-600 lbs.   $109-$124, average $119.94

600-700 lbs.   $106-$125, average $116.68

700-800 lbs.     $94-$116.50, average $112.23

Slaughter Cows

Boning,     800-1200 lbs. $47-$68, average $61.81

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs. $54-$69, average $64.90

Wheat

Eastern Shore new crop $6-$6.05; Middle Peninsula $6.53, new crop $6.40; Norfolk new crop $6.40; Richmond-Petersburg new crop $6.15; Roanoke $7.23, new crop $6.75; Wakefield new crop $6.50.

Corn

Eastern Shore $5.75, new crop $4.64; Harrisonburg $5.95-$6.30; Middle Peninsula $5.75, new crop $4.54; Norfolk new crop $4.54-$4.79; Richmond-Petersburg $5.75, new crop $4.94; Wakefield $5.70-$5.95, new crop $4.99.

Soybeans

Eastern Shore $13.40-$13.50, new crop $11.42; Harrisonburg $13.25-$13.60; Middle Peninsula $13.85, new crop $11.57; Norfolk $14.25, new crop $11.67-$11.92; Richmond-Petersburg $14.00, new crop $11.62; Wakefield $13.90-$14.15, new crop $11.87

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.