The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Thursday as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Marketing Service:
Barrows and gilts on a carcass basis: 66 cents lower
On a carcass basis plant delivered (54-62 pct. lean):
73.50-81.50, weighted average 77.04.
Actual pricing with lean premiums added:
0.8-0.9 inches backfat: 73.50-81.89.
0.6-0.7 inches backfat: 76.50-84.59.
Total prior day negotiated sales: 3,098.
Thursday's total movement: 75,955.
RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION
Market trends for Friday:
Hogs steady; cattle steady; sows 2.00 lower.
Results of Thursday auctions unavailable.