Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

CHICAGO – Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for Dec delivery advanced 17.50 cents to $5.4275 a bushel; Dec corn was 4 cents higher at 3.7775 a bushel; Dec oats rose 2 cents to $3.38 a bushel; while Jan soybeans declined 16.25 cents to $10.4775 a bushel.

Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Dec live cattle rose .50 cent to $1.6775 a pound; Jan feeder cattle was .72 cent higher at $2.3337 a pound; while Dec lean hogs were .77 cent higher at $.9067 a pound.