Grain mixed, livestock mixed

CHICAGO – Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for December delivery was 2.2 cents lower $4.0440 a bushel; December corn was 1 cent higher at $3.4160 bushel; December oats was 1.20 cents higher at $2.2360 a bushel while November soybeans gained 6.40 cents to $9.8840 a bushel.

Beef higher and pork prices were lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

December live cattle was 1.03 cents higher at $1.0450 a pound; November feeder cattle was .95 cents higher at $1.2550 pound; December lean hogs lost .13 cent to $.4643 a pound.