LIVESTOCK NEWS
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Aug 20, 2014 04:22 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Light cattle trading developed in parts of the North with most dressed biz marked at $242, roughly $3 lower than last week's weighted average basis Nebraska. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base is $2.83 lower compared with the Prior Day settlement ($90.00-$99.00, weighted average $96.68). The corn market closed generally 4-5 cents lower, pressured by bearish yield reports from the crop tour. The stock market mostly advanced on Wednesday, after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting showed some Fed officials want a "relatively prompt" rate hike based on the economy's progress. The Dow ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
The Market's Fine Print
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock