MARKETS NEWS
DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Nov 15, 2013 06:16 AM CST

Cattle: Steady Futures: mixed Live Equiv $138.73 - 0.19*

Hogs: Steady Futures: 10-30 HR Lean Equiv $ 99.74 + $1.78**

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

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

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Cattle buying interest could slowly start to increase this morning with opening bids around $129 in the South and $203-204 in the North. Lagging way behind asking prices around $133-134 in the South and $208-209 in the North, it's certainly possible that significant trade volume will not develop until sometime Friday. As has been ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
DTN's Quick Takes
DTN Midday Livestock Comments
DTN Midday Grain Comments
DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments
DTN Early Word Grains
DTN Closing Grain Comments
DTN Midday Livestock Comments
DTN Midday Grain Comments
View From the Cab
DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments