Created on Monday, 30 December 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Friday as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Marketing Service:
Barrows and gilts on a carcass basis: 51 cents lower.
On a carcass basis plant delivered (67-78.32 pct. lean):
72.97-77.21, weighted average 76.40.
Actual pricing with lean premiums added:
0.8-0.9 inches backfat: 72.00-82.92.
0.6-0.7 inches backfat: 75.00-84.31.
Total prior day negotiated sales: 1,825.
Friday's total movement: 142,763.
RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION
Market trends for Friday:
Hogs steady, cattle steady, sows steady.
Summary of last week's Ohio auctions:
Light 76.00 and lower.
Light 61.50-66.00; heavy 70.50-71.75.
Light 47.00 and lower; heavy 27.50 and lower.
Choice Steers 119.00-129.00; heifers 117.00-130.00.
Select Steers 1105.00-123.00; heifers 85.00-111.00.
Holstein Steers 94.00-114.00; heifers 85.00-110.00.
Commercial and Utility 74.00-94.00.
All bulls 63.00-105.50.
Yearling steers 100.00-145.00; heifers 100.00-137.50.
Steer calves 100.00-155.00; heifers 100.00-148.00.
Sheep and lambs
Choice wools 162.50 and lower.
Lite fats 170.00-185.00.
Feeder lambs 170.00-190.00.
Aged slaughter sheep 52.00-102.50.