NEWS
DTN Before The Bell--Livestock
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Fri Feb 8, 2013 08:59 AM CST
GENERAL COMMENTS:

Livestock futures are called mixed through early trade with traders focusing on the uncertainty in both the corn market as well as movement in cash cattle and hog values. Corn futures are trading higher in early electronic trade. Stock markets are trading higher, with Dow Jones posting a 49-point gain, while Nasdaq is up 25 points.

LIVE CATTLE:

Opening call: Mixed. Nearby live cattle futures are expected to draw additional, but light support back into the market early Friday, while there still remains uncertainty surrounding long-term demand for beef. This underlying tension concerning demand is allowing deferred futures ...

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