NEWS
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Oct 30, 2013 04:11 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Though actual cattle business was minimal at midweek (e.g., a string of heifers sold in Northern Kansas at $212, $4 higher than the same test last week), packer buying interest seemed decent. Southern buyers bid around $130, just $2 below last week's market. Better yet, at least one Northern major was seen bidding $208, fully steady with last week. Asking prices remained firm at $135 in the South and $210-$212 in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base compared with the Prior Day's closing weighted average is 0.60 lower ($81.50 to $86.00, weighted ...

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