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DTN Closing Livestock Comment 12/17 15:05
   Feeder Cattle Contracts Close Limit Down Again

   Feeder cattle futures closed limit down Wednesday, down 300 across the
board. Live cattle futures didn't fall quite as far, closing between 85 and 292
lower. Lean hog futures were lower, down 82 to 152.

By Rick Kment
DTN Analyst


   According to the closing report, the national hog base closed $1.86 lower
compared with the Prior Day settlement ($70.00-$79.00, weighted average
$77.71). Corn futures closed higher, up 2 1/4 in March and July and up 2 in
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