NEWS
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Thu Apr 17, 2014 08:55 AM CDT
GENERAL COMMENTS

Cattle futures are holding light to moderate pressure early Thursday. The focus on front month April live cattle contracts is creating concern given the inability to find buyer support despite being at a significant discount to cash markets. Lean hog futures are mixed, with summer contracts pointing to moderate morning support based on firming wholesale pork prices. Corn futures are trading lower in early electronic trade. Stock markets are trading lower in light trade. Dow Jones is trading 24 points lower while Nasdaq is 5 points lower.

LIVE CATTLE:

Opening call: Steady to 50 cents lower. The lack ...

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