DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Thu Oct 30, 2014 09:04 AM CDT

Light to moderate buyer support has trickled back into the cattle complex Thursday morning, although it is uncertain just how firm buyer interest will remain as the session continues. Hog futures remain mixed with long term concerns being overshadowed by the potential to stabilize fundamentals in the short term. Corn futures are trading lower in light trade in early trade. Stock markets are mixed, with Dow Jones 87 points higher and Nasdaq 10 down 10 points.


Opening call: Steady to 30 cents higher. Light to moderate buyer support is slowly redeveloping in the minutes before pit ...

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