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DTN Midday Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Apr 3, 2014 12:04 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Cautious bids are scattered across parts of cattle feeding country near midday (e.g., $147 in Kansas, $239 in Nebraska), but hardly anything likely to whet the selling appetites of feedlot managers who continue to price showlists around $153 in the South and $246-plus in the North. According to the midday report, the national hog base is $2.24 lower on a light test compared with the Prior Day settlement ($123.86-129.00, weighted average $124.57). The corn market is 2-3 cents higher near the noon hour, helped by cold and wet conditions that stymie early planting progress. The stock market wiped ...

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