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DTN Midday Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:06 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Cattle country remains essentially quiet near the top of the noon hour with just a few bids reported in pats of the North at $255-259. Asking prices are holding firm $168-170 in the South and $265-270 in the North. According to the midday report, the national hog base is 2.25 lower compared with the Prior Day settlement ($111.00-120.00, weighted average $117.74). Corn futures are 1-4 cents lower, pressured by poor export sales and a general lack of price supporting factors. The stock market is struggling at midday with the Dow off more than 200 points. Wall Street analysts ...

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