NEWS
DTN Before The Bell--Livestock
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Mon Dec 24, 2012 09:01 AM CST
GENERAL COMMENTS:

Livestock futures are expected mixed through the live cattle and lean hog futures with very little direction or market activity taking place on the holiday shortened trading session. The increased feeder cattle placements in November could draw some pressure into the market through the market, but in general most traders look at this as a throwaway day due to the lack of participation in the market. Corn futures are trading higher in early electronic trade. Stock markets are trading lower, with Dow Jones posting a 35 point loss, while Nasdaq is down 8 points.

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