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U.S. livestock: CME hogs drop to five-month low as U.S.-China trade tensions escalate

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures sank on Thursday, with the most-active contract touching its lowest price in more than five months, as U.S. President Donald Trump ratcheted up tensions in a war of tit-for-tat tariffs with China. Feeder cattle futures also slumped, and live cattle traded higher. American hog farmers […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs sink by daily limit, hit three-week low on U.S.-China trade worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures tumbled by the daily, exchange-imposed limit on Wednesday, with the most actively traded contract setting a three-week low, as U.S.-China trade talks ended with no apparent signs of progress. Cattle futures also slumped as widespread selling hit U.S. agricultural markets on the last day of […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME hog futures drop to two-week lows on U.S.-China trade worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures extended losses on Tuesday, with U.S.-China trade concerns helping to push prices to their lowest levels in about two weeks. China imposed retaliatory tariffs on imports of U.S. pork and other farm products last year as part of the two nations’ ongoing dispute, hurting exports […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hog futures drop by daily limit in retreat from gains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) livestock futures stumbled on Monday, with technical selling and profit-taking knocking the hog market to its lowest price levels in more than a week. Traders said the market was ready for a setback after most-active October hogs climbed more than 20 per cent from a four-month low […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle futures end week nearly flat, as hog futures inch up

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) live cattle futures ended the week near previous levels, as funds took some profits on deferred cattle positions and cash trade remained light. Cash cattle prices were steady to up $1 in Iowa and Nebraska on Friday, with prices at $114 to $116, traders said. Meanwhile, hog […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Futures mixed as hog futures rally chills

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) livestock futures had a mixed day of trading on Thursday as a dearth of cash trade fueled more selling of nearby live cattle contracts and buying of the deferred months, traders said. The recent rally on hog futures continued to cool, as the market corrected after a […] Read more


Federal government funding $6 million to Canada Pork International

Reading Time: 2 minutes Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced $6 million will be invested in Canada Pork International (CPI) to focus on strengthening, diversifying and growing of Canada’s pork exports. It will help to boost the awareness of the industry in the priority international markets. Why it matters: A halt to exports to China has made finding other […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Futures mixed as rally on hog futures slows

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) livestock futures ended the day mixed, with a lack of buying interest and light cash trade prompting dealers on Wednesday to sell their nearby live cattle contracts and buy the deferred months, traders said. Meanwhile, hog traders also took a cue from the cash market, as signs of an […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Futures rally on choppy grains, hopes for Chinese buying spree

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) live hog futures rallied on Tuesday, as competition among packers for spot delivery grew and animal weights slipped after the recent U.S. heat wave, traders said. Live cattle futures also inched up, supported in part by choppy trading in U.S. grain futures and growing questions of whether […] Read more