NEWS
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Wed Jul 31, 2013 09:03 AM CDT
GENERAL COMMENTS:

Narrow gains are holding in nearby livestock futures markets. Traders are looking for additional support from beef and pork market fundamentals. Trade volume is expected to remain sluggish through the first couple hours of trade. Corn futures are trading mixed in early trade. The stock market is trading higher. The Dow Jones Index is 51 points higher while Nasdaq is up 14 points.

LIVE CATTLE:

Opening call: Steady to 20 cents higher. Early gains are holding in the live cattle futures market just before opening pit trade. It is uncertain just how much buyer support will redevelop through ...

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