NEWS
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Tue Mar 12, 2013 03:26 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Cash cattle trade remains at a standstill. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed $0.83 higher compared with the Prior Day settlement ($67.00-76.00, weighted average $74.87). Corn futures closed 3 to 6 1/2 higher.

LIVE CATTLE:

Futures closed higher, up 45 to 62. Live cattle futures posted solid gains Tuesday, but were unable to hang onto the momentum seen through early trade. Nearby contracts posted gains of 45 to 62 cents per cwt with regularity, which confirmed April live cattle futures' ability to hold above $128 per cwt. Beef cut-outs: higher, up 0.10 ...

Quick View
  • The Trouble With Talc Planting can be dusty work, but a little housekeeping is in order to protect pollinators this spr...
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
The Market's Fine Print
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Harrington's Sort & Cull