Created on Friday, 20 December 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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: .69 lower.
On a carcass basis plant delivered (67-78.32 pct. lean):
73.52-78.00, weighted average 77.22.
Actual pricing with lean premiums added:
0.8-0.9 inches backfat: 73.52-83.65.
0.6-0.7 inches backfat: 76.52-86.46.
Total prior day negotiated sales: 4,020.
Tuesday's total movement: 112,099.
RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION
Market trends for Wednesday:
Hogs steady, cattle steady, sows steady.
Results of Thursday's auctions: Not available.