DTN Before The Bell--Livestock
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Thu May 16, 2013 08:59 AM CDT

Livestock futures are called mixed in light initial trade. Renewed buyer support is starting to develop in the lean hog futures, causing this market to be the bright spot of the entire livestock complex. Cattle futures are mixed ahead of opening pit trade in a very narrow range. Corn futures are trading lower in early trade. The stock market is trading higher. Dow Jones is 8 points higher, and Nasdaq is up 6 points.


Opening call: Mixed. Nearby live cattle futures are mixed in a narrow range with front month June prices the only positive movement ...

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