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U.S. livestock: Live cattle retreat following initial cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle contracts slumped on Wednesday, pulled down by technical selling and lower preliminary cash prices, said traders. June closed 0.95 cent/lb. lower at 122.125 cents (all figures US$). August closed 1.4 cents lower at 119.925 cents, and below the 10-day moving average of 120.13 cents. Wednesday morning’s […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Corn, soy rangebound

CNS Canada –– Corn and soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade are expected to hold near-term ranges, as traders decide where to lay their focus amid a mix of factors. “Weather will dominate; that’s no surprise to anybody,” said Sean Lusk of Walsh Trading. That influence is likely to have a supportive effect […] Read more



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Ontario’s dairy group names new GM

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) has found its new general manager within the organization. Graham Lloyd, the organization’s general counsel, secretary to the board and director of communications, is the new general manager, replacing Peter Gould, the organization’s long-time manager. Gould, trained as an economist, has been with DFO since 1981 and has been the […] Read more






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Regional-level biosecurity urged against PED in Manitoba

Producers in southeastern Manitoba’s “hog alley” are being urged to keep animal movements to a minimum and limit contact with hog operations in an area that’s seen five on-farm cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) this month. The province’s chief veterinary officer on Thursday confirmed positive test results for PED at a sow operation in […] Read more



JBS brothers test dealmaking skills in Brazil plea deal showdown

Sao Paulo/Washington | Reuters — The brothers whose deft dealmaking helped build JBS SA into the world’s No. 1 meat processor are testing that talent like never before as they seek a leniency deal with prosecutors after admitting to paying millions of dollars in bribes to Brazilian politicians. JBS and its controlling shareholder J+F Investimentos, […] Read more