Agriculture futures trade mixed on the CBOT

AP News
Posted: Dec 21, 2009 3:37 PM

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

Wheat for March delivery dropped 8.5 cents to $5.195 a bushel, while March corn rose 2.25 cents to $4 a bushel and oats for March delivery fell 1.75 cents to $2.585 a bushel. January soybeans sank 11 cents to $10.01 a bushel.

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

February live cattle edged up 0.72 cent to 85.57 cents a pound; January feeder cattle slipped 0.17 cent to 94.55 cents a pound; February lean hogs lost 0.9 cent to 64.22 cents a pound; and February pork bellies added 0.7 cent to 86.9 cents a pound.