NEWS
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Thu Apr 18, 2013 03:29 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Cash cattle trade remained quiet this afternoon with only a few scattered bids reported. Asking prices are around 128-plus in the South and 205-plus in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed .52 higher compared with the Prior Day settlement ($69.00-$80.00, weighted average $79.18). Corn futures closed lower, down 5 1/2 to 16.

LIVE CATTLE:

Futures closed mostly lower, down 20 to 67. October was up 10. Live cattle futures bounced all over the place Thursday -- moving higher on optimism about beef values to lower on aggressive feeder cattle losses ...

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