NEWS
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Wed Aug 20, 2014 09:05 AM CDT
GENERAL COMMENTS

Sharp losses are developing across the livestock markets Wednesday morning, led by strong triple-digit losses in the cattle complex. Feeder cattle futures are testing the daily trading limit, and a confirmation of this pressure after opening bell of pit trade could quickly create additional weakness to develop through the entire livestock complex. Corn futures are trading lower in early electronic trade. Stock markets are trading lower. Dow Jones Index is 2 points lower while Nasdaq is down 7 points.

LIVE CATTLE:

Opening call: $1 to $2 Lower. Sharp losses are expected to continue through live cattle futures as ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
COOL Appeal Likely in 2015
USDA: Record Corn, Soy Production
Ask The Vet
CME Sets New Livestock Hours
Year-Round Cow