Livestock Contracts Close Surprisingly Higher
Even though the complex is trading into a shortened holiday week, all three livestock futures markets traded higher.
Monday was better than initially assumed as all three livestock futures markets were able to close the day stronger. Holiday weeks are typically problematic as trade is off-balanced and traders are usually checked out for a long weekend with little interest in really moving the market. Hog prices closed lower on the National Direct Afternoon Hog Report, down $0.18 with a weighted average of $28.48 on 6,201 head. July corn is up 9 1/4 cents per bushel and July soybean meal is down $1.60. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 580.25 points and NASDAQ is up 116.93 points.