NEWS
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Oct 18, 2013 09:05 AM CDT
GENERAL COMMENTS:

Hog bids in the opening round appear to be steady to $1 lower (mostly steady to 0.50 lower). Most accounts have near-term needs covered. On the cash cattle side, the country is very quiet with just a few bids of $129 reported in parts of the South. While some clean-up business is possible today, most of the action is probably done for the week thanks to the fairly aggressive shopping seen n Wednesday and Thursday. Corn futures are expected to open 1-2 cents higher in general lackluster action. The stock market is mixed in the early rounds, but ...

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