Caring for a cow

Peter Baldwin of Amissville in Rappahannock County brushes his cow at the 2019 Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock Farm Show, held each summer at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises.

Virginia Market News Service reports the following weekly ag trends:

In Virginia, feeder cattle mostly 4.00 to 15.00 higher with instances 21.00-31.00 higher due to large quantity of heavy weaned and vaccinated cattle. Slaughter cows mostly 1.00 to 5.00 higher. Wheat mostly.24 lower. Corn mostly .11 to .26 lower, new crop mostly .25 lower. Soybeans mostly .36 lower, new crop mostly .35 lower.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs 132.00-147.00, average 144.87

500-600 lbs 120.00-160.00, average 148.00

600-700 lbs 116.00-165.50, average 155.18

700-800 lbs 114.00-166.00, average 152.88

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs 105.00-128.50, average 125.71

500-600 lbs 110.00-146.75, average 131.83

600-700 lbs 104.00-142.50, average 132.69

700-800 lbs 91.00-143.00, average 136.64

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 42.00-66.00, average 58.38

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 57.00-71.50, average 62.23

Wheat

Eastern Shore 4.26-4.31; Norfolk 4.46-4.61; Roanoke 5.26; Wakefield 4.11-4.40

Corn

Eastern Shore 4.28, new crop 3.98-4.08; Harrisonburg 4.80-5.30, new crop 4.88-4.98; Middle Peninsula 4.08, new crop 4.03; Norfolk 4.23, new crop 3.98-4.18; Hopewell-Petersburg 4.28, new crop 4.23; Wakefield 4.35-4.48, new crop 3.62-4.38

Soybeans

Eastern Shore 7.77-7.87, new crop 8.05-8.25; Harrisonburg 7.45-8.10; Hopewell-Petersburg 8.17, new crop 8.30-8.35; Middle Peninsula 8.08, new crop 8.20; Norfolk 8.37, new crop 8.35-8.40; Wakefield 7.87-8.23, new crop 7.90-8.31

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.