NEWS
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Tue Apr 22, 2014 03:37 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base is $0.10 higher compared with the Prior Day settlement ($111.00-$117.50, weighted average $115.83). Corn futures regained Monday's drop, closing 5 1/2 to 8 1/4 higher.

LIVE CATTLE:

Futures closed higher, up 25 to 82. Buyer support redeveloped on "Turnaround Tuesday." Increased focus on firming boxed beef values and the anticipation of stronger summer demand for beef continues to draw buyers back into the complex. April futures posted narrow gains, but continue to hold a significant premium to the June contract which will soon take the position of ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
COOL Appeal Likely in 2015
USDA: Record Corn, Soy Production