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CME June 2021 lean hogs (candlesticks) with Bollinger (20,2) bands and CME lean hog index (black line). (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Lean hog futures notch contract highs

Chicago live cattle retreat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures rose on Thursday, with several contract months including the benchmark June setting life-of-contract highs on firm cash markets and strong demand for pork, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange June lean hogs settled up 1.025 cents at 106.325 cents/lb., after recording a contract high at 106.725 cents (all […] Read more

CBOT May 2021 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: CBOT May corn retreats after 7-1/2-year high

Deferred corn contracts climb; May soy, wheat also down

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. nearby corn futures declined on Thursday on profit-taking after the benchmark contract climbed to its highest since 2013, bolstered by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report that projected smaller-than-expected plantings and rekindled worries over global grain supplies. Nearby soybean futures also fell on profit-taking, after a limit-up rally a […] Read more


CBOT November 2021 soybeans with 20-, 40- and 50-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soy, corn, wheat futures slide ahead of USDA data

Planting intentions, stocks reports due Wednesday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soy and corn futures fell on Tuesday as traders liquidated positions and booked profits a day ahead of a pair of key crop reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, analysts said. Wheat also declined, with a firmer dollar hanging over the market along with spillover from broad weakness in […] Read more

CME June 2021 lean hogs with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Lean hog futures rise as cash market firms

Rally pauses in CME cattle futures

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures rose on Tuesday, with the benchmark June contract setting a life-of-contract high on firm cash hog prices and signs of tightening supplies at a time of robust demand for pork, analysts said. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, most-active June lean hog futures settled up 0.8 cent at […] Read more


CME June 2021 live cattle with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Firm beef prices lead cattle futures higher

CME lean hogs' rally pauses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Benchmark live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange climbed to a contract high on Monday, led by firming wholesale beef prices as the summer grilling season approaches with the U.S. economy seems poised to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, traders said. Feeder cattle futures also set contract highs. CME April […] Read more

CBOT May 2021 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn falls one per cent, soy drifts lower

May wheat ends up off nine-week low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell about one per cent on Monday on position squaring ahead of crop reports due this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) along with forecasts for generally favourable planting weather in the Midwest, analysts said. Soybean futures also declined while wheat closed higher, rallying on bargain […] Read more


CBOT May 2021 wheat with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Wheat hits three-month low on supply prospects

CBOT soybeans, corn also decline

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell to their lowest level of 2021 on Thursday, pressured by improving global production prospects and a firmer dollar, which tends to make U.S. grains less competitive globally, analysts said. Corn and soybean futures also eased, following broad declines in commodities along with position-squaring ahead of key U.S. […] Read more

CME April 2021 feeder cattle with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: CME cattle end firm, hogs ease on profit-taking

Feeder cattle futures touch two-week top

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) live cattle futures edged higher on Friday on technical buying and as feeder cattle futures hit a two-week top on optimism about softening feed prices, analysts said. CME April live cattle settled up 0.475 cent at 119 cents/lb., holding above chart support at its 100-day moving average […] Read more


CBOT May 2021 wheat with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Storms forecast for Plains drive wheat to one-month low

Corn up, soybeans down, soymeal drops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures extended losses on Friday, touching a one-month low as rain and snow forecast for dry parts of the U.S. Plains improved production prospects, analysts said. Soybean futures finished narrowly mixed, caught between surging soyoil futures amid tightening world vegetable oil supplies, and slowing demand for soymeal, a hog […] Read more

CME April 2021 lean hogs with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: CME hogs hit contract highs, led by strong cash markets

Live cattle futures close mixed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures surged three per cent on Thursday, setting life-of-contract highs on firming cash hog markets and rising wholesale pork prices, traders said. CME April lean hog futures settled up 2.725 cents at 91.5 cents/lb. after recording a contract high at 91.7 cents (all figures US$). […] Read more