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U.S. livestock: Hogs decline on heavier animals, technical selling

Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures dropped for the second straight session on Wednesday, on technical selling and after government data showed heavier-weight U.S. hogs that pointed to larger supplies, traders said. Bear-spreading pressured front-month December hogs, which settled down 2.175 cents at 54.7 cents/lb., a decline of about four per […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures mostly lower on technical selling

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures were mostly lower on Tuesday while lean hogs pared gains late in the session, with each pressured in part by technical selling and profit-taking, traders and analysts said. Some traders were liquidating positions in Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle futures ahead of a monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture supply […] Read more

Klassen: Stronger demand supports feeder market

Western Canadian feeder cattle markets jumped $2-$5 last week, after adverse weather caused buyers to shy away earlier in October. Major feedlot operators were very aggressive on quality yearling packages and heavier weaned vaccinated calves. Many operations have limited ownership at this time of year because wet, cold weather conditions delayed purchases. The market appeared […] Read more