Wheat, corn prices climb in latest figures

Published 9:06 am Saturday, February 3, 2024

Virginia Market News Service reported the following weekly ag trends on January 26: 

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle mostly 5.00 to 24.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales no trend due to weather-related light trading. Slaughter cows mostly steady to 6.00 lower. Wheat .26 higher, new crop .24 higher. Corn mostly .08 higher, new crop .05 higher. Soybeans mostly .09 higher, new crop .05 higher. 

STATE GRADED FEEDER STEERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE 

400-500 lbs 242.50- 286.00, average 268.38 

500-600 lbs 185.00- 285.00, average 265.14 

600-700 lbs 206.00- 261.00, average 242.11 

700-800 lbs 187.50- 226.00, average 216.78 

STATE GRADED FEEDER 

HEIFERS, MEDIUM AND LARGE 

400-500 lbs 187.50- 227.00, average 219.94 

500-600 lbs 130.00- 219.00, average 211.34 

600-700 lbs 130.00- 207.00, average 193.60 

700-800 lbs 152.50- 191.00, average 175.26 

SLAUGHTER COWS 

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 76.00-109.00, average 94.10 

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 80.00-110.00, average 95.82 

WHEAT 

Eastern Shore new crop 5.33; Middle Peninsula 5.32; Norfolk new crop 5.78; Roanoke 6.22, new crop 6.68 

CORN 

Eastern Shore 4.42, new crop 4.76; Harrisonburg 5.05-5.27; Middle Peninsula 3.72; Norfolk 4.32-4.62, new crop 4.91; Richmond-Petersburg 4.17, new crop 4.86; Wakefield new crop 4.91-5.11 

SOYBEANS 

Eastern Shore 11.73- 11.83, new crop 11.26- 11.36; Harrisonburg 11.25; Middle Peninsula 11.73; Norfolk 12.43, new crop 12.06; Richmond-Petersburg 11.83; Wakefield 11.78-12.23, new crop 11.46-11.86 

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.