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U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures drift lower on technical selling

Back months in hogs, cattle draw speculators' interest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures closed lower on Friday on light technical selling, with the spot February contract pressured as speculators rolled long positions into forward months, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) February live cattle futures settled down 0.5 cent at 114.475 cents/lb. (all figures US$). Friday was the first day of […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans to 6-1/2-year top on expectations of tightening stocks

Corn futures up, wheat retreats

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures resumed their rally on Friday after a light setback a day earlier, climbing to 6-1/2-year highs on signs of fresh export demand and expectations that key U.S. crop reports next week will indicate tightening global supplies. Corn futures also rose, hovering near multi-year highs set this week above […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle end mixed, feeders firm

Cattle take cues from pause in corn rally

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures closed narrowly mixed on Thursday with the spot February contract drifting lower in rangebound trade, awaiting direction from cash markets, while back months firmed on optimism about the U.S. economy, traders said. Feeder cattle futures rose as prices for corn, the main feed grain for cattle, retreated from […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy, corn futures ease off six-year highs

New USDA reports awaited

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures declined on Thursday for the first time in seven sessions, pausing after concerns about dry weather in South America and export disruption in Argentina pushed prices to their highest in more than six years. Corn futures also eased and wheat fell for a second session after hitting multiyear […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle rally on fund-driven buying

CME lean hogs end narrowly mixed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose two per cent on Tuesday, bouncing back from a sell-off a day earlier, lifted by speculative buying and broad strength in commodities as investors seek a hedge against inflation, analysts said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) February live cattle futures settled up 2.75 cents at 115.05 cents/lb. […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans set fresh high on supply worries, technical buying

Chicago wheat, corn also close higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures soared on Tuesday, climbing to fresh 6-1/2-year highs on a mix of fund-driven technical buying and worries about South American supplies, analysts said. Corn followed soybeans higher but stayed below psychological resistance at the $5 per bushel mark (all figures US$). Wheat rose about two per cent, setting […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle sag as Wall Street retreats, grain prices rise

Wholesale ham prices supportive for hogs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures fell more than two per cent on Monday, pressured by ample beef supplies and fund-driven selling as Wall Street equities declined, analysts said. Feeder cattle futures fell even harder, dropping by three per cent as U.S. corn futures rose to almost $5 a bushel for the first […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy rally extends into 2021

South America soybean supply fears continue; corn ends mixed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures extended a rally to 6-1/2-year highs before trimming gains on Monday as dry crop weather and disruptions to exports in South America continued to unsettle investors at a time of brisk Chinese demand, analysts said. Wheat closed modestly higher, while corn ended mixed, as both commodities pared gains […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures ease as corn prices soar, raising feed costs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. live cattle futures declined on Wednesday for a second session as surging corn prices signaled rising feed costs and pressured feeder cattle futures, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) February live cattle futures settled down 0.125 cent at 114.450 cents per pound, while CME March feeder cattle tumbled 1.475 cents […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat posts weekly dip as supply worries ease

Corn, soy futures also lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell more than one per cent on Friday and recorded a weekly loss as expectations for bumper wheat harvests in Australia and Canada tempered fears of tightening global supplies. Corn and soybean futures declined on forecasts for beneficial rains in northern and central Brazil, although worries about dry […] Read more