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DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Nov 20, 2014 04:48 PM CST

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Besides a few scattered bids across the feeding area (e.g., $167-$168 in Kansas, $263-$265 in the North), feedlot country remained very quiet. Asking prices stayed firm at $174-plus in the South and $270-plus in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed $0.66 lower compared with the Prior Day settlement ($76.00-$87.50, weighted average $85.79). Corn futures jumped a dime higher, supported by short covering, better export sales, and a general lack of selling interest. U.S. stocks closed at highs on Thursday after encouraging domestic data offset concerns over continued signs of slowing growth ...

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