Created on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Monday as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Marketing Service:
Barrows and gilts on a carcass basis: unavailable
On a carcass basis plant delivered (67-78.32 pct. lean):
Actual pricing with lean premiums added:
0.8-0.9 inches backfat: unavailable.
0.6-0.7 inches backfat: unavailable.
Total prior day negotiated sales: 2,661.
Monday's total movement: 81,207.
RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION
Market trends for Tuesday:
Hogs steady, cattle steady, sows steady.
Results of Monday's auctions at Creston and Hillsboro:
Market 60.00-63.00; light 76.00 and lower.
Light 68.50-74.25; heavy 73.50-76.25.
Light 48.50 and lower; heavy 30.00 and lower.
By head 23.00-58.00.
Holstein steers 123.00-138.00; heifers 122.50-130.00.
Select steers 114.00-122.00; heifers 110.00-118.00.
Holstein steers 96.00-131.00; heifers 85.00-114.00.
Commercial and utility 74.00-95.50.
All bulls 60.00-85.50.
Yearling steers 100.00-141.00; heifers 100.00-136.00.
Steer calves 100.00-155.00; heifers 100.00-148.00.
Sheep and lambs
Choice wools 173.00 and lower.
Lite fats 169.50-191.00.
Aged slaughter sheep 54.00-74.00.