DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Tue Oct 15, 2013 04:27 PM CDT


The cash cattle trade was about as dead as road kill Tuesday with just a few preliminary bids evident in parts of the South at $126. Preliminary asking prices seem firm at $130-plus in the South and $202-plus in the North. The closing Iowa hog base is not available. The thin test reported by private terminals was mostly higher, ranging from $4 higher to $1 lower (i.e., $57 to $66 on a live basis). Further harvest delays and short-covering interest caused corn futures to finish generally 6 cents higher. The stock market closed sharply lower with the ...

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