NEWS
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Apr 25, 2013 04:12 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Scattered dressed sales were reported in parts of the North at $202-203, $2-$3 higher than last week. Yet, for the most part, the country remained quiet as asking prices firmed in the face of another round of impressive board gains. Asking prices finished the day around $128-$129 in the South and $205-plus in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed $2.00 higher compared with the Prior Day settlement ($68.00-$85.00, weighted average $82.51). The corn pit settled generally 3-6 cents higher, supported by positive export news and a general lessening of bird flu ...

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