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U.S. livestock: CME lean hogs recover on bargain buying, trade hopes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rallied on Tuesday in a technical and bargain-buying rebound from one-month lows amid hopes that China would step up U.S. pork imports as the country’s domestic pork prices have soared. The hog herd in China, the world’s largest pork market, has been decimated by African […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs limit down on U.S.-China trade jitters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures fell their daily limit on Monday, declining for a fifth straight session as an aggressive slaughter pace and uncertainty about this week’s U.S. trade talks with China overshadowed rising pork cut-out values, traders said. The selloff came as U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators launched a […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hogs extend losing streak

Reading Time: 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. hog futures fell for the fourth day in a row on Friday, extending a losing streak that pulled prices off a two-week high hit on Monday. Traders said gains in the futures earlier in the week outpaced cash market strength and the spread between the two markets needed correcting. Cattle […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures hit highest since Aug. 9

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. livestock futures were mixed on Wednesday, with hog contracts easing for the second day in a row on technical follow-through selling while cattle futures firmed. The most-active December live cattle contract hit its highest in nearly two months. Traders said futures prices for hogs had rallied too sharply compared to […] Read more