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CME October 2021 lean hogs (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (pink, brown and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: CME lean hogs climb on strong cash

Live cattle also higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange rose nearly three per cent on Monday on technical buying and relatively strong cash hog markets, analysts said. CME’s benchmark October hog contract settled up 2.475 cents, or 2.9 per cent, at 89 cents/lb., pushing just above chart resistance at the contract’s 100-day […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: Cattle end mostly lower; hog futures narrowly mixed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters – Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mostly lower on Friday on technical selling and lackluster cash cattle trade this week, traders said. CME benchmark October live cattle settled down 0.375 cent at 128.125 cents per pound, and September feeder cattle futures ended down 0.475 cent at 163.075 cents […] Read more


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U.S. grains: Wheat rises to 8-1/2-year highs on world supply worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. wheat futures climbed to 8-1/2-year highs on Friday and European wheat futures extended gains, led by fresh contract highs in Paris, after steep cuts to world stockpiles in a U.S. government report fuelled supply worries, analysts said. Soybean futures rose on fears of tightening global vegetable oil supplies, but corn […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: CME hogs end mostly higher on bargain buying, cattle drift lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mostly higher on Wednesday as bargain-buying and firmer wholesale pork prices helped the benchmark October contract rebound from a one-month low set a day earlier. CME October lean hogs settled up 1.975 cents at 85.850 cents per pound and December hogs rose […] Read more


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U.S. livestock: CME cattle futures rise as beef prices climb; hogs end lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed higher on Tuesday, lifted by surging beef prices and rising packer margins that fueled expectations of firmer cash cattle prices this week, traders said. CME October live cattle settled up 0.650 cent at 128.125 cents per pound, while September feeder cattle futures […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Wheat higher on global supply fears; soybeans climb, corn eases

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. wheat futures rose more than 2 percent on Tuesday as European wheat markets climbed on concern about tightening global supplies, traders said. Soybean futures firmed on renewed export demand for U.S. supplies while corn ended modestly lower, pressured by better-than-expected weekly U.S. crop condition ratings. Chicago Board of Trade September […] Read more


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U.S. livestock: CME lean hog futures tumble on uncertain pork demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange fell sharply on Monday, with the benchmark October contract down its daily limit on worries about a seasonal increase in hog supplies and uncertain demand for U.S. pork, analysts said. CME October hog futures settled down 3 cents at 84.600 cents per pound, […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Corn, soy retreat on U.S. rains, broad declines in commodities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn and soybean futures declined on Monday, pressured by beneficial weekend rains in the Corn Belt and spillover weakness from outside commodity markets including crude oil and gold, analysts said. Wheat followed the weaker trend, with a firmer dollar adding to bearish sentiment. Chicago Board of Trade December corn settled […] Read more



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U.S. livestock: Lean hogs end mixed as traders eye Dominican hog disease

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed mixed on Thursday as pressure from news of a deadly hog disease in the Dominican Republic offset support from strong export sales and firm cash hog prices, traders said. CME August lean hog futures settled up 0.600 cent at 106.300 cents per pound, while […] Read more