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DTN Early Word Opening Livestock 01/23 05:58

23 Jan 2019
DTN Early Word Opening Livestock 01/23 05:58 Early Morning Trade Adjustments Likely Strong pressure in cattle trade Tuesday is expected to bring a mixed bag of follow-through selling and short-covering when markets open Wednesday morning. This may swing prices in a moderate-to-wide range in early activity. By Rick Kment DTN Analyst Cattle: Steady Futures: Mixed Live Equiv: $144.08 +0.62* Hogs: Steady Futures: Mixed Lean Equiv: $ 74.21 -1.20** * based on formula estimating live cattle equivalent of gross packer revenue ** based on formula estimating lean hog equivalent of gross packer revenue GENERAL COMMENTS: Cash cattle markets are expected to remain silent or nearly silent through most of the day Wednesday with packers not expected to quickly move into the market until later in the week. This could keep markets uncertain with cash trade potentially put off until sometime Friday once again. It is likely that asking prices may start by midday, although this is not expected to bring about any action. Initial trade in live cattle futures is expected to remain mixed with a combination of follow-through selling pressure and short-covering through the morning. Outside market shifts will once again play a significant role in overall direction of the market and participation by commercial and investment traders.
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FARM MARKET NEWS - SOYBEAN AND WHEAT REPORT FOR Fri, January 18

18 Jan 2019
FARM MARKET NEWS - SOYBEAN AND WHEAT REPORT FOR Fri, January 18 Exchange rate was 1.3256 up 0.0014 Chicago soybeans closed slightly higher. MAR19 HI 9.20 1/4 NOV19 HI 9.59 LOW 9.05 3/4 LOW 9.46 1/4 CLOSE9.16 3/4 Up 9 CLOSE 9.55 3/4 Up 7 1/2 OLD CROP NEW CROP Location Basis 1mt 2mt 3mt U.S. $/bu $/mt BasisU.S. $/bu $/mt ELEVATORS +MAR1+MAR1+MAY19 CK...

DTN Closing Grain Comments 01/18 14:10

18 Jan 2019
DTN Closing Grain Comments 01/18 14:10 Soybeans End Higher as Investors Return to Markets March soybeans finished 9 cents higher Friday, helped by an unconfirmed rumor that China offered to commit to large U.S. ag purchases earlier this month, and by a return of investor buying interest to the stock market and outside commodity markets. March contr...

Todd's Take

18 Jan 2019
By Todd HultmanDTN Lead Analyst Two weeks ago, this column talked about the history of corn prices and showed how low corn prices at the start of the year tend to have bullish outcomes and vice versa. (Read "Corn, an Acquaintance Worth Remembering" here: https://www.dtnpf.com/….) It's fair to wonder if corn prices were unique in that regard, and ...

Livestock Producers Prepare for Storm

18 Jan 2019
By Russ QuinnDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- A winter storm is set to push across much of the central Corn Belt this weekend, bringing with it several inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures. While the storm could create hazardous conditions for travelers, it also poses risks for livestock throughout the region. Livestock producers will likely ...
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