DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Mar 18, 2013 04:45 PM CDT


Cattle country was limited to the standard early week work of distributing new showlists. Ready numbers appear to be about steady, some greater in the South, some smaller in the North. A few showlists were priced around $128-$129 in the South and $203-$205 in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed 0.48 higher compared with the Prior Day settlement ($59.00-$75.75, weighted average $73.55). Old-crop corn futures finished 1-3 cents higher while their new counterparts held about flat. The stock market closed lower amid worries over the bailout news in Cyprus as well ...

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