NEWS
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Dec 27, 2012 03:59 PM CST

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Although cash trading was inactive in most areas, Nebraska did report a few live sales at $127, steady to $1 higher than last week. Yet, the cash trend remains unestablished with significant volume delayed until Friday. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed $0.71 higher compared with the Prior Day settlement ($69.00-$84.00, weighted average $81.27). Corn futures closed lower, down 1 3/4 in the March and down 2 in the May.

LIVE CATTLE:

Futures closed lower, down 37 to 72. Live cattle contracts finished moderately lower, pressured by poor buying interest, late-year long ...

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