BC-Merc Early

10/1/2014 8:45 AM
By Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Early trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Wed:

OpenHighLowLastChg.
CATTLE
40,000 lbs.; cents per lb.
Oct160.15160.87159.92160.50+.05
Dec163.40164.42163.27164.10+.63
Feb163.92164.60163.60164.45+.48
Apr162.20162.92161.87162.90+.63
Jun152.45152.80152.07152.70+.15
Aug151.00151.10150.52150.80—.10
Oct152.20152.52151.87152.30—.30
Dec152.65152.90152.52152.90
Feb152.30152.75152.30152.75
Est. sales 16,603. Tue.'s sales 49,036
Tue.'s open int 317,667
FEEDER CATTLE
50,000 lbs.; cents per lb.
Oct235.55237.35235.15236.60+1.18
Nov235.22236.65234.35236.00+.95
Jan228.95230.42228.30229.90+1.13
Mar226.75228.27226.25227.80+1.03
Apr226.45228.00226.45227.50+.80
May226.70227.60226.25227.60+1.13
Aug227.00228.47227.00228.00+.90
Sep225.95226.50225.95226.50+1.00
Est. sales 2,411. Tue.'s sales 9,384
Tue.'s open int 44,174
HOGS,LEAN
40,000 lbs.; cents per lb.
Oct107.95108.17107.05107.40—.57
Dec94.7094.7592.7093.40—1.12
Feb90.4090.9289.7590.25—.17
Apr90.7291.2090.2590.70+.03
May91.5091.5090.5090.50
Jun94.0094.2593.3793.90—.10
Jul91.8292.5091.5791.80—.22
Aug89.4589.9789.1789.40+.30
Oct76.0076.0076.0076.00
Dec71.9772.2571.9772.25
Feb73.50
Est. sales 12,998. Tue.'s sales 38,418
Tue.'s open int 249,025, up 272
PORK BELLIES
40,000 lbs.; cents per lb.
No open contracts.


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