DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Dec 4, 2013 06:10 AM CST

Cattle: Steady-$1 HR Futures: mixed Live Equiv $139.69 - 0.42*

Hogs: 0.50 LR Futures: 10-30 LR Lean Equiv $ 98.92 - 0.54**

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

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


We could start to see a few preliminary bids in cattle country this morning, perhaps scattered efforts around $130 in the South and $208 in the North. Yet it seems unlikely that anything will really tease selling interest until Thursday or Friday. Asking prices remain firm near $134 in the South and ...

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