Corn futures ended steady to narrowly mixed. The market was quiet as the lack of fundamental led to consolidation. There is some concern with the cool, wet forecasts for the Midwest, but the crop is ahead of schedule so far. May was 1/4 of a cent lower at $2.13.



Soybean futures ended mixed today. Light speculative buying and concern about possible planting delays were countered by weakness in soybean meal and soybean oil. Forecasts call for cool and wet weather in the Midwest into next week. May ended 1 1/2 cents higher at $6.36 3/4.



Wheat futures were a few cents higher Tuesday. Continued speculative buying interest was noted. Forecasts call for a continuation of the generally dry pattern in the southern Plains and cool wet weather in the southeastern Corn Belt. CBOT Jul was up 3 cents to close at $3.33 1/2. KCBT July was 3 1/4 cents higher at $3.37. MGE May gained 3 1/2 cents to close at $3.50 1/4.



Cattle futures were narrowly mixed Tuesday, as the market took a breather to await developments in the cash market. The cattle market remains strong, both technically and fundamentally. Rising beef prices and tight front-end supplies are expected push cash bids higher this week. June futures finished steady at $87.12.



Lean hog futures closed sharply higher on Tuesday. Expectations for a strengthening cash market and short-covering on ideas that yesterday's losses were overdone supported futures today. May was $1.68 higher at $76.93 and June was $1.60 higher to close at $76.75.