Grains mixed, livestock higher

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for Dec. delivery gained 8.6 cents at $5.39 a bushel; Dec. corn was off .2 cent at $3.662 a bushel; Dec. oats lost 4.4 cents at $3.186 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans fell 2.8 cents at 8.802 a bushel.

Beef and pork higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Dec. live cattle was up 1.17 cents at $1.2192 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle gained .47 cent at $1.4337 a pound; Dec. lean hogs rose .15 cent at .6120 a pound.

The Associated Press