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DTN Closing Livestock Comment 02/08 15:50
   Hogs Find Support While Cattle See Slightly Lower Tones Wednesday

   Heading into Thursday's market, both cattle and hog market enthusiasts will
be anxious to see how the week's export report shapes up.

ShayLe Stewart
DTN Livestock Analyst


   It was a mixed day for the livestock complex as the cattle contracts closed
lower while the lean hog market saw modest support through Wednesday's end.
Come Thursday, all eyes and ears will be waiting to see what the day's export
report shapes up be, as well as monitoring any develops in the cash cattle
market as prices are expected to be higher again this week. Hog prices closed
higher on the Daily Direct Afternoon Hog Report, up $3.51 with a weighted
average of $77.58 on 19,032 head. March corn is up 4 1/2 cents per bushel and
March soybean meal is up $0.50. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 209.65
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