DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Jun 19, 2013 06:19 AM CDT

Cattle: Steady-$2 LR Futures: mixed Live Equiv $136.64 - 0.24*

Hogs: Steady-0.50 HR Futures: 10-30 HR Lean Equiv $114.93 +$2.61**

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

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


Market watchers could see a few preliminary cattle bids tossed out midweek, but we assume that buying interest in general will be no better than lightly scattered. Though packers may be short bought, the strategy of late-week shopping has proven fairly successful since Memorial Day, and they're likely to stay with a winner. Nominal ...

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