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DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon May 5, 2014 05:59 AM CDT

Cattle: Steady-$1 LR Futures: 10-30 HR Live Equiv $156.95 - $1.66*

Hogs: Steady-$1 LR Futures: mixed Lean Equiv $121.73 + 0.10**

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

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

GENERAL COMMENTS:

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