Blocks gained half a penny to $1.9875/lb. Barrels climbed to $1.9350/lb. Whey remained steady at $0.81/lb. NFDM gave up 2 cents to $1.87/lb.
Class III milk futures were higher on the day. March milk settled 4 cents higher to $22.35/cwt. April milk progressed 16 cents to $22.79/cwt. Class IV milk futures saw weakness in the near term with butter and NFDM trading lower.
The grain market saw some strength. March corn added 3 cents to $6.50/bushel. March soybeans jumped 4.50 cents to $15.92/bushel. May soybean meal rose $.20 to $447.50/ton. March Chicago Wheat surged 17.50 cents to $7.98/bushel.
The livestock market was mixed on the day. April live cattle fell 15 cents to $146.77/cwt. March feeder cattle lost $1.25 to $166.20/cwt. April lean hogs rallied $2.17 to $107.57/cwt. March crude oil slid $2.05 to $91.61/barrel.