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Grains lower, livestock higher

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CHICAGO -- Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery was off 4.20 cents at $4.3160 a bushel; March corn fell 1.60 cents 3.5120 a bushel; March oats rose 1.60 cents at $2.4620 a bushel while January soybeans lost 6 cents at $9.5360 a bushel.

Beef higher and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

February live cattle was up .20 cent at $1.2315 a pound; January feeder cattle was up .25 cent at $1.4963 a pound; February lean hogs was up .60 cent at $.7165 a pound.

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