Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Tue Feb 5, 2013 12:25 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Firmness in boxed beef values on the morning report Tuesday helped to draw additional commercial buyer support into front-month live cattle futures. This pushed February futures contracts to $128 per cwt at midday, a 92-cent gain. Other nearby contracts remain lightly traded, but are holding onto slim gains. The lean hog market has widened its trading range with front month February contracts now posting a 32-cent gain, while other nearby contracts are trading 35 to 90 cents per cwt lower in very sluggish trade volume.

Posted 10:46 -- Early losses in the lean hog futures market are ...

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