Activity in feedlot country remained typically quiet with neither bids nor asking prices well defined. A few showlists were priced around $145 in the South and $230-plus in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base compared with the Prior Day's closing weighted average is $0.21 higher ($82 to $92, weighted average $88.60). Corn prices jumped 4-5 cents higher, supported by outside markets. U.S. stocks finished mostly higher with the Nasdaq rising for an eighth session. The Dow settled off 23 points with the nasdaq better by 28.
Futures closed up ...