NEWS
DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Dec 12, 2012 06:25 AM CST

Cattle: Cash Steady-$1 HR Futures: mixed $131.17 +$1.23*

Hogs: Cash Steady-0.50 HR Futures: mixed Lean Equiv $ 91.94 - 0.01**

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

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

GENERAL COMMENTS:

So far this week, the cattle market has been all about higher futures and cut-outs. The feedlot trade hasn't made a sound. That should start to slowly change today and/or tomorrow as short-bought packers move to float more bids and get serious about what they really need to buy vis-à-vis pre-Christmas slaughter plans. Packers ...

Quick View
  • Xtend Moves Forward USDA has issued its final environmental impact statement recommending full deregulation of Monsan...
  • Land Market What could the next year hold for land values?
  • No Agreement on Tax Extenders White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday said in his daily briefing that the White House woul...
  • Year-End Tax Panic Do-it-yourselfers beware: Last-minute tax rules could complicate your 2014 returns. Small employe...
  • Dow's Gutsy Decision Dow's decision to launch Enlist offers some hand-selected growers a chance to test drive new tech...
  • Congress Reaches Funding Deal The overall Agriculture Department and related agencies bill would cost $20.5 billion for fiscal ...
  • Need To Bee Accurate A news story had the wires buzzing Tuesday afternoon after a report that EPA was set to restrict ...
  • Kub's Den The Dakotas lost more than $130 million in grain revenue during the 2013-14 marketing year compar...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to improve udder quality in my herd?
Related News Stories
Newsom on the Market
DTN Early Word Grains
Sides 'Far Apart' in Port Negotiations
China Holds Grain Import Quotas Steady
DTN Closing Grain Comments
DTN's Quick Takes
DTN Midday Livestock Comments
DTN Midday Grain Comments
DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments
USDA Reports Soy, Corn, HRS Wheat Sales