NEWS
DTN Midday Livestock Comments
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Wed May 15, 2013 11:54 AM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Mixed trade is seen at midday with lean hog futures leading the support through the trading session. Live cattle futures held moderate losses early in the session, but are gaining momentum based on strong boxed beef values. Corn futures are trading mixed in light trade at midday. July corn futures are holding 1 cent gains at midday. Stock markets are higher in light trade. The Dow Jones is 78 points higher while Nasdaq is up 11 points.

LIVE CATTLE:

Trade in the live cattle futures has been under pressure through most of the morning. Front month June futures ...

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