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DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Dec 2, 2013 04:48 PM CST

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Activity in cattle country was limited to the distribution of new showlists. In general, ready numbers appear to be somewhat smaller than last week. Preliminary asking prices were around $134-$135 in the South and $212-plus in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base compared with the Prior Day's closing weighted average is 0.11 lower ($77 to $84.50, weighted average $81.79). For the most part, corn futures closed fractionally higher, curtailed by limited buying interest and aggressive selling in the wheat and bean markets. The stock market closed lower with the Dow and S&P ...

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