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DTN Closing Livestock Comment 04/17 15:33
   Cattle Futures Close Significantly Lower

   Live cattle futures closed down the 300 limit in the April, June and August
contracts. Feeder cattle futures were also triple-digits lower on expanded
limits. Lean hog futures closed 10 to 70 lower.

By Rick Kment
DTN Analyst



GENERAL COMMENTS:

   According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed $0.76 lower
compared with the Prior Day settlement ($61.00-$63.50, weighted average
$61.97). Corn futures closed modestly higher, up 3 1/2 in May and June and up 3
in December.
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