According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base compared with the Prior Day's closing weighted average is $2.22 higher ($103.50 to $113.00, weighted average $110.45). Corn futures closed higher, up 6 cents in the March and up 5 in the May. December futures closed up 3 1/4.
Futures closed mostly 30 to 52 lower. Spot April was up 7. Following a session of back-and-forth movement in most contracts, live cattle futures settled mostly lower. April futures were able to sustain a 27-cent gain at closing bell, although all other nearby contracts slipped 10 ...