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DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Tue Dec 31, 2013 03:47 PM CST

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Feedlot country was generally quiet with just a few starter bids of $132 evident in parts of the South. Asking prices were around $136-plus in the South and $216 to $218 in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base compared with the Prior Day's closing weighted average is .11 lower ($73.00 to $80.00, weighted average $77.13). Corn contracts finished 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cents lower, pressured by aggressive selling in the bean pit. U.S. stocks closed 2013 with an armful of new records: The S&P 500 posting its largest annual jump in ...

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