Grain lower on the CBOT, beef higher, pork higher on the CME

Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for Mar delivery was 6 cents lower at $5.1975 a bushel; Mar corn was 3.25 cents lower at $3.82 a bushel; Mar oats were unchanged at $2.8775 a bushel; while Mar soybeans lost 3.25 cents at $9.78 a bushel.

Beef was higher and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Apr live cattle was 1.78 cent higher at $1.4980 a pound; Mar feeder cattle was 1.9825 cents higher at $1.9825 a pound; Apr lean hogs gained 1.23 cents to $.6750 a pound.