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DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Apr 24, 2014 04:07 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Cattle feedlot country stayed far away for cash potential through the day with most bids and asking prices separated by as much as $6 (e.g., $142 versus $148 basis Kansas and Texas). According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base is $0.68 lower compared with the Prior Day settlement ($105.00-$117.00, weighted average $115.50). Despite supportive export news and solid price strength in beans and wheat, corn futures settled generally 2 cents lower. The Nasdaq advanced Thursday as Apple jumped a day after the iPad maker posted sound results. On the other hand, the broader market held ...

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