Area markets

Published:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Tuesday as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Marketing Service:

Barrows and gilts on a carcass basis: 42 cents higher.

BASE MARKET

On a carcass basis plant delivered (54-62 pct. lean): 1.36 lower.

70.00-79.83, weighted average 79.76

0.8-0.9 inches backfat 70.00-85.74.

0.6-0.7 inches backfat 73.00-88.61.

Total prior day negotiated sales: 3,277.

Tuesday's total movement: 62,359.

RESULTS FROM UNITED PRODUCERS AUCTION

Market trends for Wednesday:

Hogs 1.00 lower; cattle steady; sows steady.

Results of Tuesday's auctions unavailable.