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DTN Midday Livestock Comments
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:42 AM CST

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Livestock futures have moved higher through morning trade as commercial buyer support develops toward the end of the week. Expectations surrounding cash cattle trade through the next couple of days, and the upcoming cattle on feed report have buyers moderately active. This is pushing cattle futures 40 to 70 cents higher Thursday morning. Corn futures are higher at midday. March corn futures are 3 cents per bushel higher. Stock markets are mixed in light trade. The Dow Jones is 2 points higher while Nasdaq is down 13 points.

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