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DTN Early Word Opening Livestock       10/20 06:16
   Cattle Paper to Open Mixed in Cautious, Pre-On Feed Report Business

   Live and feeder futures should start out mixed this morning as traders
jockey ahead of cash news and the new feedlot inventory. Lean hog futures are
also set for a mixed opening with nearbys supported more than deferreds.

By John Harrington
DTN Livestock Analyst



Cattle: Steady-$2 HR Futures: mixed Live Equiv $133.61 +$1.21*
Hogs:   Steady-$1 HR Futures: mixed  Lean Equiv $ 79.44 + 0.44**

* based on formula estimating live cattle equivalent of gross packer revenue
** based on formula estimating lean hog equivalent of gross packer revenue

GENERAL COMMENTS:

   Backed into the late-week corner, cattle buyers and seller will have to come
to terms sometime today. Look for bids to be renewed around $109-110 live and
$172-173 dressed. Asking prices should also be restated around $112 plus in the
South and $175-plus in the North.
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