Grain futures rise, livestock prices mixed

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Posted: Apr 08, 2011 3:40 PM
Grain futures rise, livestock prices mixed

Grains futures traded higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery jumped 24.25 cents to $7.9750 a bushel; May corn added 9 cents to $7.68 a bushel; May oats climbed 20 cents to $3.9350 a bushel; while soybeans for May delivery jumped 28.75 cents to $13.9225 a bushel.

Beef and pork traded lower or flat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

June live cattle fell 0.70 cent to $1.1695 a pound; May feeder cattle fell 0.22 cent to $1.3550 a pound; June lean hogs added 0.55 cent to $1.0065 a pound; while May pork bellies gained 1.50 cent at $1.2150 a pound.