Agriculture futures trade mixed on the CBOT

AP News
Posted: Dec 03, 2009 3:34 PM

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

Wheat for March delivery fell 4.5 cents to $5.715 a bushel, while March corn slid 5.75 cents to $4.0075 a bushel and oats for March delivery slipped 0.5 cent to $2.63 a bushel. January soybeans jumped 13 cents to $10.47 a bushel.

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

February live cattle lost 1.37 cents to 82.9 cents a pound; January feeder cattle fell 0.85 cent to 93.1 cents a pound; December lean hogs edged down 0.42 cent to 59.25 cents a pound; and February pork bellies shed 1.23 cents to 81.07 cents a pound.