Created on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Tuesday 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):
75.00-78.00, weighted average 77.85.
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: 3,490.
Tuesday's total movement: 68,554.
RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION
Market trends for Wednesday:
Hogs steady, cattle steady, sows steady.
Results of Tuesday's auctions at Caldwell, Eaton and Wapakoneta:
Market 62.00-64.50; light 65.00 and lower; heavy 64.00-64.50.
Light 62.75-72.25; heavy 74.75-76.00.
Light 49.50-51.50; heavy 27.50 and lower.
Holstein steers 123.00-130.00; heifers 123.00-131.75.
Select steers 116.00-123.00; heifers 120.00-123.00.
Commercial and utility 60.00-96.00.
All bulls 88.25-91.00.
Yearling steers 110.00-148.00; heifers 92.00-155.00.
Steer calves 120.00-170.00; heifers 120.00-155.00.
Sheep and lambs
Choice wools 162.00 and lower.
Feeder lambs 140.00-160.00
Aged slaughter sheep 29.00