DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Jan 22, 2014 03:59 PM CST


The cash cattle trade jumped sharply higher at midweek as short-bought packers almost ran around in panic clutching blank checks. The best movement surfaced in the North where dressed prices shot $11-$13 higher (i.e., mostly $239-$240). Most live deals in the region were market at $150, $6 higher than the previous week. Business in the South surfaced earlier at $147 ($5 higher), but selling interest soon dried up once area feedlot managers heard reports of more aggressive spending in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base compared with the Prior Day's closing weighted ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Profit Makeover When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the...
  • UAVs Taking Flight in Ag The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies wit...
  • Iowa's Field of Dreams Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real...
  • Drought Recovery March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Competing for Dollars Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's n...
  • CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far So far, there are no reported cases of H5N2 in humans, but transmission of the highly contagious ...
  • Ask the Vet Can I cure my cow's uterine infection with an infusion?
Related News Stories
DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
The Market's Fine Print
Ask the Vet
Laying Down Roots
Profit Makeover
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock