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DTN Before The Bell--Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:56 AM CST
GENERAL COMMENTS:

Hog buyers have opened this morning with bids generally steady. Besides being generally short bought, some plants may want to increase procurement efforts given forecasts for moderately heavy snowfall in parts of the Midwest tonight and into Wednesday. Packer inquiry in cattle country is light in the early rounds with few bids evident. Asking prices are firm around $126-128 in the South and $203-plus in the North. Barring a major break in futures, significant cash trade volume may be delayed until Thursday or Friday. The corn market is pegged to open 1-2 cents higher, supported by seasonal buying ...

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