Agriculture futures trade mixed on the CBOT

AP News
Posted: Dec 31, 2009 5:25 PM

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

Wheat for March delivery lost 3.25 cents to $5.415 a bushel, while March corn inched up 0.75 cent to $4.145 a bushel and oats for March delivery added 0.75 cent to $2.77 a bushel. January soybeans rose 3.5 cents to $10.3975 a bushel.

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

February live cattle gained 1.12 cents to 86.17 cents a pound; January feeder cattle rose 0.73 cent to 95.85 cents a pound; February lean hogs slipped 0.02 cent to 65.6 cents a pound; and February pork bellies climbed 1.7 cents to 88 cents a pound.