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DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Aug 3, 2015 04:11 PM CDT

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Cattle buyers made their assigned rounds, collecting new showlists this morning and then pretty much went home. The number of ready steers and heifers appear to be generally steady with last week (i.e., larger in Texas and Colorado but smaller in Nebraska and Kansas). A few showlists were initially priced around $151 in the South and $240-plus in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base is $1.11 higher compared with the Prior Day settlement ($65.00-$77.00, weighted average $76.65). Corn futures slipped another 4-5 cents lower, trimmed by near-ideal growing weather and expectations of ...

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