Agriculture futures trade mixed on the CBOT

AP News
Posted: Dec 29, 2009 3:33 PM

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

Wheat for March delivery dropped 9.75 cents to $5.41 a bushel, while March corn rose 1 cent to $4.17 a bushel and oats for March delivery added 4 cents to $2.69 a bushel. January soybeans climbed 9 cents to $10.38 a bushel.

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

February live cattle slipped 0.25 cent to 85.12 cents a pound; January feeder cattle lost 0.55 cent to 94.97 cents a pound; February lean hogs gained 0.72 cent to 65.42 cents a pound; and February pork bellies fell 1 cent to 85.5 cents a pound.