NEWS
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Tue Oct 1, 2013 11:49 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Livestock futures remain inactive at midday with little interest developing on either side. With the lack of cash market and cutout reports, which are compiled by the USDA, traders are unwilling to aggressively step into the market at his point. There are also concerns about how settlement of front month contracts would take place if a prolonged government shutdown is seen. These concerns are affecting October live cattle and lean hog futures most significantly as traders try to manage risk in these front month futures.

Posted 10:43 -- Early stability in lean hog futures quickly eroded with active ...

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