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Grains futures slide, livestock prices trade mixed

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[October 23, 2010]  CHICAGO (AP) -- Grain futures fell Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for December delivery tumbled 21.75 cents to $6.8475 a bushel; December corn slid 12.75 cents to $5.00 bushel; December oats fell 10 cents to $3.38 a bushel; and soybeans for November delivery shed 18.5 cents to $11.00 a bushel.

Beef and pork futures traded mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

December live cattle ended unchanged at 99.30 cents a pound; November feeder cattle gained 0.83 cent to $1.1060 a pound; December lean hogs dropped 0.87 cent to 75.90 cents a pound; while February pork bellies were flat at $1.0850 a pound.

[Associated Press]

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