U.S. wheat futures mostly higher on short-covering

CHICAGO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. wheat futures were mostly firmer on Thursday, with weakness in the U.S. dollar spurring a round of short-covering, traders said. * The dollar's rally to a two-month high on Wednesday had weighed heavily on wheat futures, making U.S. supplies relatively more expensive to overseas buyers. * Wheat futures traded both sides of unchanged throughout the day as weakness in corn and soybeans added pressure to the market. * Some deferred K.C. hard red winter wheat and MGEX spring wheat contracts ended the session slightly lower. * The benchmark Chicago Board of Trade December soft red winter wheat contract found support after dipping below its 30-day moving average for the first time in a month. * The U.S. Agriculture Department said weekly wheat export sales totaled 351,300 tonnes. Analysts' forecasts had ranged from 250,000 tonnes to 600,000 tonnes. Last Net Pct Low High Volume chng chng WHEAT SRW DEC0 551.00 2.00 0.4 541.00 554.25 69202 WHEAT SRW MAR1 558.50 1.50 0.3 549.00 561.25 16838 WHEAT HRW DEC0 484.50 0.25 0.1 477.25 487.50 25112 WHEAT HRW MAR1 494.75 -0.25 -0.1 488.25 498.00 9851 SPG WHT DEC0/d 535.00 2.00 0.4 529.00 536.00 3563 SPG WHT MAR1/d 548.00 2.00 0.4 541.75 548.75 696 (Reporting by Mark Weinraub; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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