NEWS
DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Apr 18, 2013 06:25 AM CDT

Cattle: Cash Steady Futures Mixed Live Equiv $133.24 + .43*

Hogs: Cash Steady-.50 HR Futures 10-30 HR Lean Equiv $91.06 +$1.01**

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

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

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Cattle buyers may start to get serious about procurement chores this morning, but bids may not firm sufficiently until Friday to satisfy higher asking prices of $128-plus in the South and $205-plus in the North. Needless to say, sustained strength in futures and boxes may be key, both in terms of timing and ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • 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
Harvest Revenue Insurance Prices
DTN Closing Grain Comments
DTN's Quick Takes
DTN Midday Livestock Comments
DTN Midday Grain Comments
DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments
Newsom on the Market
DTN Early Word Grains
DTN Closing Grain Comments
DTN Midday Livestock Comments