NEWS
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Apr 4, 2014 09:02 AM CDT
GENERAL COMMENTS

Hog buyers resumed business Friday morning with bids ranging from steady to $2 lower. Most of the effort is steady to .50 lower. Although cattle buyers will need to gather more live inventory sometime Friday, early bids remain few and far between. Country asking prices are firm around $152 to $153 in the South and $246 plus in the North.

LIVE CATTLE:

Opening call, 10 to 30 lower. Look for the live pit to open some lower as traders take profits and jockey ahead of the late week cash trade. Further selling pressure could be blamed on the ...

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