NEWS
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Dec 26, 2013 09:06 AM CST
GENERAL COMMENTS:

Hog buyers are back from the holiday with bids ranging from steady to 0.50 lower. Most of the early effort appears to be generally steady. Feedlot country in quiet in the early going with just a few start bids in the South at $129. Asking prices are around $132-133 in the South and $210-212 in the North. Significant trade volume may not develop until sometime Friday. Sources indicate that Cargill’s plant in Dodge City will be partially back on-line today after Monday’s fire, through completely normal beef processing may not be possible until Friday or Monday. . Corn ...

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