CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery was off 3.80 cents at $4.4440 a bushel; May corn fell 0.20 cent at $3.58 a bushel; May oats lost 9.80 cents at $2.8920 a bushel; while May soybeans was down 3.60 cents at 8.7740 a bushel.

Beef was mixed and pork lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Apr. live cattle was off .07 cent at $1.2718 a pound; Apr. feeder cattle was up .37 cent at $1.4565 a pound; Apr. lean hogs fell .07 cent at .8918 a pound.