Created on Friday, 24 May 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Thursday as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Marketing Service:
On a carcass basis plant delivered (54-62 pct. lean): 59 cents higher.
Base price range:
81.00-94.50, weighted average 90.74.
0.8-0.9 inches backfat: 81.00-96.74.
0.6-0.7 inches backfat: 84.00-99.98.
Total prior day negotiated sales: 3,650.
Thursday's total movement: 74,456.
RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION
Market trends for Friday:
Hogs steady; cattle steady; sows steady.
Results of Thursday's auctions unavailable.