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Klassen: Weather weighs on feeder cattle

Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle markets traded $3 to as much as $6 lower. Eastern Prairie regions experienced demand from Ontario and Quebec, which limited the downside; however, Alberta markets faltered as buyers, having factored in a higher deathloss due to adverse weather. Light wet snow along with warmer temperatures during the[...]
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U.S. livestock: Cattle futures drop most since June on weaker cash market

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell more than 1 percent on Friday, sagging under pressure from lower wholesale beef prices and slightly weaker trades in cash cattle markets in the southern Plains, traders said. Front-month December live cattle settled 1.975 cents lower at 114.575 cents per pound. The contract finished[...]
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U.S. livestock: Cattle futures gain on technical buying; hogs lower

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. cattle futures were narrowly higher on Thursday, buoyed by spreading and technical buying despite a downturn in wholesale beef prices, traders and analysts said. Live cattle futures climbed for the third straight session on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as the market continued to claw back from steep losses on Monday.[...]
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U.S. livestock: Hog futures rebound from 2-week low on short-covering

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures were mostly higher on Wednesday, rebounding from an early two-week low on support from calendar spreading and short-covering, traders and analysts said. But excessive hog supplies and increased pork production made the market vulnerable to further declines, with weaker prices for wholesale pork signaling a[...]
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U.S. livestock: Hog futures tumble on ample supplies, weak cash market

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago lean hog futures fell as much as 5 percent on Tuesday, under pressure from abundant supplies and weaker prices in the Midwestern cash hog market, traders and analysts said. Front-month December hog futures eased by the most since July, settling down the 3.000-cent daily price limit at 54.100 cents per[...]
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