DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Tue May 7, 2013 06:18 AM CDT

Cattle: Cash-$2 LR Futures: mixed Live Equiv $137.66 - 0.75 *

Hogs: Cash Steady-0.50 HR Futures: 10-30 HR Lean $ 94.15 - 0.17 **

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

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


Tuesdays are typically quiet when it comes to trading cash cattle. While inactivity is probably the way to bet today, it's possible that early week trade volume could develop if packers suddenly move to offer attractive basis opportunity. Frankly, with spot June now $9-10 under recent cash business, it's very ...

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