Created on Thursday, 24 October 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Wednesday as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Marketing Service:
Barrows and gilts on a carcass basis: 3 cents lower.
On a carcass basis plant delivered (54-62 pct. lean):
85.00-89.01, weighted average 86.98.
Actual pricing with lean premiums added:
0.8-0.9 inches backfat: 85.00-92.63.
0.6-0.7 inches backfat: 88.00-95.74.
Total prior day negotiated sales: 4,191.
Wednesday's total movement: 71,947.
RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION
Market trends for Thursday:
Hogs 1.00 lower; cattle steady; sows steady.
Results of Wednesday's auctions at Gallipolis and Mt. Vernon:
Market 64.25-64.50; light 55.00 and lower; heavy 61.50 and lower.
Light 44.00 and lower; heavy 23.00 and lower.
By head 24.00-45.00.
Choice steers 118.00-125.00; heifers 110.00-120.00.
Commercial and utility 45.00-80.00.
All bulls 76.00-97.00.
Yearling steers 90.00-115.00; heifers 80.00-145.00.
Steers calves 75.00-196.00; heifers 70.00-160.00.
Sheep and lambs
Choice wools 137.00-147.00.
Choice clips 130.00-140.00.
Lite fats 130.00-141.00.
Feeder lambs 152.50 and lower.
Aged slaughter sheep 30.00-80.00.