DTN Livestock Close: Markets Finished Mixed

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Cattle contracts close slightly better Thursday, lean hog contracts ended the day on a positive note.

GENERAL COMMENTS:

Thursday came and went, leaving the complex undecided on how fat cattle should trade and leaving the board largely mixed.

Hog prices are lower on the National Direct Afternoon Hog Report, down $0.11 with a weighted average of $47.94.

March corn is up 6 1/2 cents per bushel and January soybean meal is down $0.80. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 201.63 points and NASDAQ is up 49.65 points.

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