FARM BUSINESS NEWS
DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Sep 27, 2013 06:26 AM CDT

Cattle: Steady-$1 HR Futures: mixed Live Equiv $131.64 - 0.21*

Hogs: Steady-0.50 HR Futures: 10-30 HR Lean Equiv $110.47 + $1.09**

* based on formula estimating live cattle equivalent of gross packer revenue

** based on formula estimating lean hog equivalent of gross packer revenue

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Packers are running out of time to do what has to be done. Processing margins are lousy, but that fact doesn't cancel the need to fund basic slaughter need to cover overhead expenses and service standing meat orders Opening bids should be around $123 in the South and $192-193 in the North. Yet ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Competing for Dollars Beef has some catching up to do, but there is opportunity ahead.
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Nutrients Ruling A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that a lower court could not order EPA to make a decision o...
  • West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 1 Two years after the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, state offic...
  • West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 2 While federal and state governments did not mandate more regulations when it comes to storing fer...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my cow has anaplaz, which I've never heard of before. What is it?
Related News Stories
DTN Closing Grain Comments
DTN's Quick Takes
DTN Midday Livestock Comments
DTN Midday Grain Comments
Technically Speaking Blog
Gulke: Time of the Year for Rumors
DTN Technically Speaking Blog
DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments
DTN Early Word Grains
DTN Closing Grain Comments