NEWS
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Jan 6, 2014 09:26 AM CST
GENERAL COMMMENTS

The cash hog market has opened with bids of steady to 0.50 lower. Given frigid temperatures across production country, early movement may be very light and it may take stronger bids to motivate sellers to open barns. Furthermore, the extreme cold blast will no doubt limit slaughter activity (e.g., several pork plants in Illinois are dark, while other will be operating one shift only), thanks to both limited movement and mechanical difficulties. Cattle country is typically quiet as packers begin to assess new showlists. Ready numbers are expected to be about steady with last week. A few preliminary ...

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