Grain futures mostly rise, livestock prices up

4/17/2013 1:00 PM
By Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures mostly rose Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery rose 0.25 cent to $7.0375 a bushel; May corn fell 2.75 cents to $6.605 a bushel; May oats rose 11.75 cents to $3.865 a bushel; while May soybeans rose 10.75 cents to $14.2225 a bushel.

Beef and pork prices rose on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

June live cattle added 1.37 cent to $1.2182 a pound; May feeder cattle rose 0.85 cent to $1.409 a pound; June lean hogs rose 1.33 cent to 90.35 cents a pound.

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