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: 43 cents lower.
On a carcass basis plant delivered (54-62 pct. lean):
77.74-80.00, weighted average 78.40.
Actual pricing with lean premiums added:
0.8-0.9 inches backfat: 79.00-83.49.
0.6-0.7 inches backfat: 81.50-86.29.
Total prior day negotiated sales: 4,330.
Wednesday's total movement: 76,228.
RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION
Market trends for Thursday:
Hogs steady, cattle steady, sows steady.
Results of Wednesday's auctions at Gallipolis and Mt. Vernon:
Market 62.00 and lower; heavy 56.50-60.50.
Light 62.00-63.00; heavy 68.00 and lower.
Choice steers 108.00-123.50.
Select steers 110.00-118.00.
Holstein steers 108.00-120.00.
Commercial and utility 70.50-80.00.
All bulls 77.00-89.00.
Yearling steers 55.00-153.00; heifers 55.00-132.00.
Steer calves 50.00-186.00; heifers 55.00-170.00.
550 lbs. and down 50.00-111.00.
550 lbs. and up 50.00-111.00.
Sheep and lambs
Choice wools 154.00-165.00.
Choice clips 157.00-165.00.
Lite fats 150.00-160.00.
Feeder lambs 97.50-180.00.
Aged slaughter sheep 43.00-60.00.