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DTN Midday Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Jan 6, 2014 12:17 PM CST

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Activity in cattle-feeding country is limited to the distribution of new showlists. The early-year offering is generally larger than last week with only Kansas producers showing fewer ready steers and heifers. A few asking prices have been posted around $140 in the South and $222 plus in the North. According to the midday report, the national hog base is $2.03 lower compared with the Prior Day settlement ($74.00-75.69, weighted average $75.62). Livestock slaughter is getting off to a slow start this week thanks to extremely cold weather. The hog kill will be especially abbreviated with several plants dark ...

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