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Michael Pizza (center) of Bedford County rides quarterhorse Chex in a cowboy ranch cutting competition at Cornerstone Horsemanship in Reva in September. The equestrian facility holds monthly stock horse shows during the months of May through October. Stock horses are used to work with livestock, particularly cattle.

In Virginia, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging 6.00 lower to 5.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales uneven, ranging 3.00 lower to 1.00 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady to 3.00 lower. Wheat .01 lower, new crop mostly .01 lower. Corn mostly steady to .10 higher, new crop mostly .03 lower. Soybeans uneven, ranging mostly .10 lower to .10 higher, new crop mostly .10 lower.

State Graded Feeder Steers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs 125.00-164.00, average 149.77

500-600 lbs 110.00-155.00, average 142.30

600-700 lbs 121.00-141.00, average 130.29

700-800 lbs 114.50-134.50, average 120.93

State Graded Feeder Heifers, Medium and Large 1

400-500 lbs 94.00-135.00, average 126.64

500-600 lbs 106.00-136.25, average 122.40

600-700 lbs 92.00-114.25, average 111.15

700-800 lbs 73.00-113.25, average 107.47

Slaughter Cows

Boning, 800-1200 lbs, 40.00-60.00, avg. 52.08

Breakers, 1200-1600 lbs, 45.00-60.00, avg. 54.71

Wheat

Eastern Shore 4.78, new crop 4.78; Hopewell-Petersburg new crop 4.93-5.33; Middle Peninsula 5.13, new crop 5.23; Norfolk new crop 5.33; Roanoke 5.58, new crop 5.58; Wakefield new crop 4.88-5.33

Corn

Eastern Shore 3.48-3.53, new crop 3.39; Harrisonburg 3.90-4.20, new crop 4.04-4.14; Middle Peninsula 3.53, new crop 3.39; Norfolk 3.43, new crop 3.34-3.49; Hopewell-Petersburg 3.38, new crop 3.54; Wakefield 3.34-3.68, new crop 3.51-3.64

Soybeans

Eastern Shore 7.99-8.19, new crop 7.93-7.98; Harrisonburg 7.85; Hopewell-Petersburg 8.62-8.84, new crop 8.18-8.28; Middle Peninsula 8.34, new crop 8.08; Norfolk 8.69, new crop 8.18-8.38; Wakefield 8.24-8.79, new crop 7.93-8.33

Livestock prices per hundredweight; grain prices per bushel.

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