Live cattle futures were mixed on Thursday, with October closing a tick higher, according to Brugler Marketing and Management.
Dressed beef values were higher with choice up 3.78 and select up 4.75, according to Allendale.
STOCKS: The E-mini S&Ps were up 0.77 percent in early trading this morning. The Euro Stoxx 50 was up 0.67 percent. France’s CAC was up 0.88 percent while Germany’s DAX was up 0.96 percent and London’s FTSE 100 was up 0.46 percent. In the Asian markets Shanghai’s composite index was up 0.29 percent and Japan’s Nikkei Stock Index was up 0.06 percent.
CURRENCIES: The dollar index was up 0.17 percent and the EUR/USD was down 0.31 percent. The USD/JPY was up 0.16 percent.
ENERGY: Crude oil prices were up 0.86 percent in early trading this morning and gasoline was up 1.16 percent.