NEWS
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Jan 2, 2014 04:05 PM CST

GENERAL COMMENTS:

The cash cattle trade turned quite active immediately following the holiday with another round of sharply higher bids attracting significant selling interest. Live sales in the South were mostly $137, higher in Texas and $4-$5 in Kansas. Northern dressed business was mostly $217-$218, $4-$5 higher. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base compared with the Prior Day's closing weighted average is $1.62 ($72.00 to $80.00, weighted average $78.75). Corn futures traded higher for most of the session, yet South American rainfall and imploding bean contracts caused the market to ultimately settle 1-2 cents lower. The ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Ask The Vet
Plan to Cull
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Grain Export Sales Mixed