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DTN Closing Livestock Comment 09/30 16:10
   Lean Hog Support Carries Through Closing Wednesday

   Wednesday was a dynamic day for the livestock market throwing some
curveballs along the way but nothing the market can't handle.

ShayLe Stewart
DTN Livestock Analyst

   GENERAL COMMENTS:

   Wednesday was eventful for the livestock complex as the lean hog market
absorbed unforeseen support and the market's cash cattle trade developed $2.00
stronger throughout both the Northern and Southern Plains. Heading into
Thursday, there's a lot of pressure in the lean hog market waiting for
Thursday's export report. Hog prices closed higher on the National Direct
Afternoon Hog Report, up $0.55 with a weighted average of $64.47 on 8,341 head.
December corn is up 14 1/4 cents per bushel and December soybean meal is up
$10.90. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 329.04 points and NASDAQ is up
82.26 points.
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