DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Tue Mar 5, 2013 04:49 PM CST


Feedlot country remained at a standstill through the day with neither bids nor asking prices well defined. A few showlists were priced around $130-plus in the South and $207-plus in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed 0.01 higher compared with the Prior Day settlement ($62.00-$78.00, weighted average $76.82). Corn futures closed mostly 1 to 9 cents higher, powered by bull spreading and further commercial buying. The Dow Jones Industrial Average pierced through levels last seen in 2007 to close at a record high, supported by an upbeat ISM non-manufacturing index and ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
The Market's Fine Print
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Safety Measures Being Taken
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock