Grains mixed, livestock higher

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

Wheat for Dec. delivery fell 5.4 cents at $5.30 a bushel; Dec. corn was off 2.4 cents at $3.6660 a bushel; Mar. oats lost 9 cents at $2.9320 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans gained 1.4 cents at 8.864 a bushel.

Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Dec. live cattle was up .33 cent at $1.1985 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle rose .38 cent at $1.4050 a pound; Dec. lean hogs gained .24 cent at .6182 a pound.

The Associated Press