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: 1.45 higher.
On a carcass basis plant delivered (67-78.32 pct. lean):
74.00-78.50, weighted average 76.62.
Actual pricing with lean premiums added:
0.8-0.9 inches backfat: 74.00-80.94.
0.6-0.7 inches backfat: 77.00-83.65.
Total prior day negotiated sales: 6,443.
Wednesday's total movement: 76,092.
RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION
Market trends for Thursday:
Hogs steady, cattle steady, sows steady.
Summary of Wednesday's auctions at Gallipolis and Mount Vernon:
Commercial and utility 77.00-111.00.
All bulls 85.00-101.50.
Yearling steers 100.00-168.00; heifers 100.00-155.00.
Steer calves 100.00-213.50; heifers 100.00-185.00.
550 lbs. and down 75.00-85.00.
550 lbs. and up 65.00-80.00.