NEWS
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Wed Sep 18, 2013 08:54 AM CDT
GENERAL COMMENTS:

Livestock futures are holding light to moderate losses before opening bell of pit trade. The focus across the complex remains the same, uncertainty about meat demand support through the end of the year as well as general weakness in commodity markets. Trade volume is expected to remain sluggish through most of the morning, which prices potentially stuck in a narrow range. Corn futures are trading higher in early trade. The stock market is trading mixed. The Dow Jones Index is 23 points lower while Nasdaq is up 4 points.

LIVE CATTLE:

Opening call: 20 to 30 cents lower. ...

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