BC-Merc Early

9/30/2014 7:45 AM
By Associated Press

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

OpenHighLowLastChg.
CATTLE
40,000 lbs.; cents per lb.
Oct161.45161.67160.42161.10+.15
Dec164.90164.97163.85164.30—.17
Feb164.42164.70163.62164.25—.10
Apr162.90163.20162.07162.60—.30
Jun153.47153.72152.77153.15
Aug151.47151.85151.30151.45
Oct153.00153.27152.95153.25
Dec153.45153.50153.00153.50
Feb153.40153.50152.90153.50
Est. sales 15,812. Mon.'s sales 69,273
Mon.'s open int 317,743, up 543
FEEDER CATTLE
50,000 lbs.; cents per lb.
Oct235.00236.17234.70235.40+.75
Nov235.00235.95234.57235.00+.50
Jan228.97229.90228.62229.50+.88
Mar227.25227.75226.40227.30+.95
Apr227.55227.55226.72227.25+.55
May227.32227.32226.00227.00+1.20
Aug227.30227.85227.07227.40+.30
Sep225.77225.77224.97225.50+.55
Est. sales 3,647. Mon.'s sales 9,977
Mon.'s open int 44,285
HOGS,LEAN
40,000 lbs.; cents per lb.
Oct107.32108.75107.32108.70+1.38
Dec94.8095.9594.8095.90+1.05
Feb90.1590.6789.9790.50+.55
Apr89.9090.3289.6789.95+.45
May91.0091.0090.3090.30
Jun93.5594.0793.4293.70+.55
Jul91.6291.9591.5091.50+.60
Aug88.9289.2088.9289.00+.45
Oct75.5076.0075.5076.00
Dec71.9072.3771.7571.75
Feb73.50
Est. sales 10,490. Mon.'s sales 39,636
Mon.'s open int 248,753, up 2,180
PORK BELLIES
40,000 lbs.; cents per lb.
No open contracts.


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