NEWS
DTN Before The Bell--Livestock
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Thu Dec 6, 2012 08:59 AM CST
GENERAL COMMENTS:

Trade activity is expected to remain sluggish through the early part of pit trade following developing pressure in the overnight electronic markets. Traders are focusing on the combination of uncertain demand growth as well as profit taking following midweek gains. Corn futures are trading lower in early electronic trade. Stock markets are trading lower, with Dow Jones posting a 2 point loss, while Nasdaq is down 2 points.

LIVE CATTLE:

Opening call: Steady to 40 cents lower. Pressure is developing across nearby live cattle futures as the softness in the corn market is combining with uncertainty in support ...

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