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DTN Closing Livestock Comment 09/17 16:13
   Lean Hogs Keep Pushing Higher

   Cash cattle ended up trading for $103.50 come Thursday afternoon, following
suit with the Southern Plains.

ShayLe Stewart
DTN Livestock Analyst


   Thursday's trade wasn't spontaneous and allowed the livestock complex to
open and close in mostly the same mindset -- cattle contracts closed lower and
the lean hog complex kept with its vigor. Hog prices closed sharply higher, up
$1.60 on the National Direct Afternoon Hog Report, with a weighted average of
$62.50 on 10,317 head. December corn is up 3 1/2 cents per bushel and December
soybean meal is up $9.60. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 130.40
points and NASDAQ is down 140.19 points.
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