DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Aug 19, 2013 04:15 PM CDT


Activity in cattle country was limited to the distribution of new showlists. The ready offering appears to be generally smaller, especially in the South. A few asking prices were around $125-$125 in the South and $202-plus in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed .05 lower compared with the Prior Day settlement $85.00-$96.00, weighted average $94.09). Corn futures powered sharply higher, closing 16 to 22 cents in the black. Aggressive buying was tied to the combination of last week's estimated of prevented planting acres and forecasts of hot/dry weather over the next ...

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