Agriculture futures trade mixed on the CBOT

AP News
Posted: Dec 24, 2009 3:32 PM

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

Wheat for March delivery fell 4.5 cents to $5.245 a bushel, while March corn rose 3.75 cents to $4.085 a bushel and oats for March delivery rose 1.5 cents to $2.60 a bushel. January soybeans lost 1.75 cents to $9.995 a bushel.

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

February live cattle shed 0.62 cent to 84.75 cents a pound; January feeder cattle fell 0.83 cent to 94.62 cents a pound; February lean hogs edged down 1.87 cents to 63.8 cents a pound; and February pork bellies slipped 0.25 cent to 87.65 cents a pound.