DTN Closing Livestock Comments
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Tue Sep 2, 2014 04:12 PM CDT


Activity in cattle country was limited to the distribution of new showlists. Ready numbers appear to be generally smaller with only Texas offering more slaughter steers and heifers. A few asking prices were suggested around $158-plus in the South and $248 to $250 in the North. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base is .72 higher compared with the Prior Day settlement ($86.00-$94.00, weighted average $93.31). The corn market drifted generally 1-3 cents thanks to a lack of news and the path of least resistance. The stock market closed mostly lower as energy companies dropped ...

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