Grains futures jump, livestock prices mostly drop

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Posted: Oct 25, 2010 3:42 PM
Grains futures jump, livestock prices mostly drop

Grain futures rose Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for December delivery added 3.25 cents to $6.74 a bushel; December corn gained 8.75 cents to $5.6875 a bushel; December oats jumped 8 cents to $3.65 a bushel; and soybeans for November delivery rose 18.25 cents to $12.1775 a bushel.

Beef and pork futures mostly fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

December live cattle dropped 1.05 cents to $1.0065 a pound; November feeder cattle dipped 0.68 cent to $1.1187 a pound; December lean hogs fell 2.20 cents to 68.45 cents a pound; while February pork bellies gained 1.5 cents to $1.04 a pound.