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DTN Closing Livestock Comment 12/16 15:07
   Cattle Contracts Close Limit Down

   Cattle futures closed limit down Tuesday, with every live and feeder
contract falling 300. Lean hog futures were lower, down 42 to 160.

By Rick Kment
DTN Analyst


   According to the closing report, the national hog base closed $0.47 lower
compared with the Prior Day settlement ($72.00-$83.00, weighted average
$79.57). Corn futures closed lower, down 2 1/2 in March and down 2 in May.
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