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DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Oct 10, 2013 03:38 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Note impact of government shutdown: USDA's Market News has been indefinitely closed due to a lack of government funding. Hence, most of the price data usually posted on this page in not available (NA). Cash cattle country was a virtual ghost town with even token bids difficult to find. Asking prices remained firm at $128-$129 in the South and $200 to $202-plus in the North. The closing Iowa hog base is not available. The thin test reported by private terminals was mixed, ranging from $1 higher to $1 lower (i.e., $57-$62 on a live basis). Corn futures ...

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