DTN Midday Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:10 PM CDT


Cattle buying interest at midweek remains guarded with just a few preliminary bids noted in parts of the North at $263 dressed and $165 live. Asking prices are firm at $172-$173 in the South and $270-plus in the North. Significant trade volume is likely to be postponed until sometime Thursday or Friday. According to the midday report, the national hog base is $2.13 lower compared with the Prior Day settlement ($83.00-$87.00, weighted average $84.63). Corn futures are generally 3-4 cents higher near the top of the noon hour, supported by solid buying in the bean pit. The stock ...

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