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Cattle, hog futures slide at the end of the week

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At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were lower watching direct business develop. December lives closed $.80 lower at $183.87.  January feeder cattle closed $2.42 lower at $239.75. 

There was a light direct cash cattle trade that developed later in the day Friday.  Business was mostly in the North at $292 to nearly $293 dressed, $2 to nearly $3 higher than the previous week’s business.  The South was quiet, with not even a token bid that surfaced.

Cattle, hog futures slide at the end of the week