New Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI) Maize prices featured a mixed trend in the futures trade with registering a fall in immediate contract on cutting down of bets by participants.

On the other hand, having the rise in far contract on collecting of holdings at prevailing levels.

Market players said, trimming of positions by the speculators depressed by falling prices in spot markets mainly led to decline in the first contract prices of maize futures.

In contrast, far month contract attracted investors and rose, they quoted.

At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange counter, maize delivery for the first contract May eased by Rs 9 or 0.75 per cent to Rs 1,195 per quintal, having an open interest of 3,260 lots.

On the other hand, the delivery of the far contract June moved up by Rs 8 or 1,210 per quintal, open interest stood at 930 lots.

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