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DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Jan 4, 2013 06:17 AM CST

Cattle: Cash Steady-$2 HR Futures: mixed Live Equiv $133.01 + 0.51*

Hogs: Cash Steady-0.50 HR Futures: 10-30 HR Lean Equiv $ 90.76 +$1.71**

* 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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