NEWS
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Wed Dec 18, 2013 09:00 AM CST
GENERAL COMMENTS:

Livestock futures are mixed in light trade with the focus on renewed overnight support in lean hog futures. Strong gains have quickly developed in December futures following firmness in cash values. Cattle futures remain under pressure, although light trading volumes are keeping live cattle markets stuck in a narrow trading range. Corn futures are trading lower in early electronic trade. Stock markets are trading mixed, with Dow Jones posting a 52 point gain, while Nasdaq is down 2 points.

LIVE CATTLE:

Opening call: Steady to 20 cents lower. Light to moderate pressure developed through the live cattle futures ...

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