DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Tue Nov 19, 2013 09:04 AM CST

The cash hog trade has opened with bids ranging from 0.50 to $1 lower. Early estimates of the Saturday kill are close to 165,000 head. Cattle country is quiet in the early rounds with packer bids few and far between. Asking prices are around $134 in the South and $210-plus in the North. Significant trade volume is not likely to surface until the second half of the week. The stock market is near unchanged in the opening rounds as investors sort through a mixed bag of earnings reports from retailers that included Home Depot and Best Buy. The ...

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