DTN Livestock Close: Cattle Contracts Higher, Lean Hogs Lower

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    Cash cattle started some sparks Wednesday afternoon, rallying $3.00 to $4.00 higher.


    I’ve heard of luck traipsing around Christmas, but I don’t know that I recall cattlemen touting that Thanksgiving ever shared that much luck with them. I guess it’s a good thing that 2019 is a year full of changes, and this week brings some good changes.

    Hog prices are higher on the National Direct Afternoon Hog Report, up $0.35 with a weighted average of $42.80 – pushing closer and closer to $43.00.

    December corn is down 4 3/4 cents per bushel and January soybean meal is down $0.90. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 43.88 points and NASDAQ is up 57.25 points.

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