Agriculture futures trade mixed on the CBOT

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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 4:00 PM

Agriculture futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery dropped 25 cents to $5.535 a bushel, while March corn slid 11.25 cents to $3.92 a bushel and oats for March delivery inched up 0.25 cent to $2.71 a bushel. January soybeans rose 4 cents to $10.46 a bushel.

Meanwhile, beef futures traded mixed and pork futures advanced on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

February live cattle lost 0.32 cent to 85.5 cents a pound; January feeder cattle added 0.35 cent to 93.22 cents a pound; December lean hogs gained 0.32 cent to 58.62 cents a pound; and February pork bellies edged up 0.87 cent to 86.67 cents a pound.