Grains higher, livestock higher

Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for Mar. delivery advanced 18.80 cents at $5.4740 a bushel; Dec. corn gained 14.60 cents at $3.8660 a bushel; Mar. oats was up 4.20 cents at $3.0220 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans rose 11 cents at 9.1560 a bushel.

Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Dec. live cattle rose .40 cent at $1.2230 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle rose .15 cent at $1.4565 a pound; Dec. lean hogs gained 9.05 cents at .6945 a pound.

The Associated Press