Created on Thursday, 12 December 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: 5 cents higher
On a carcass basis plant delivered (67-78.32 pct. lean):
76.00-79.00, weighted average 77.81.
Actual pricing with lean premiums added:
0.8-0.9 inches backfat: 78.00-83.41.
0.6-0.7 inches backfat: 80.50-86.20.
Total prior day negotiated sales: 4,748.
Friday's total movement: 80,832.
RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION
Market trends for Thursday:
Hogs lower, cattle steady, sows steady.
Results of Wednesday's auctions at Gallipolis and Mt. Vernon:
Market 40.00-71.00; light 30.00-45.00; heavy 50.00 and lower.
Light 60.00-62.50; heavy 68.00-70.00.
Light 15.00-23.00; heavy 22.00-23.00.
By head 23.00-76.00.
Holstein steers 85.00-115.00.
Commercial and utility 55.00-86.00.
All bulls 78.00-94.00.
Yearling steers 90.00-166.00; heifers 90.00-150.00.
Steer calves 90.00-201.00; heifers 90.00-175.00.
Sheep and lambs
Choice wools 160.00-170.00.
Choice clips 169.00-179.00.
Lite fats 154.00-170.00.
Feeder lambs 175.00 and lower.
Aged slaughter sheep 43.00-77.00.