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U.S. livestock: Cattle futures rise on technical buying

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures rose on Wednesday, rebounding from Tuesday’s downturn, while hog futures eased. Traders said that signs of strength in the cash market added support to the strength in both live and feeder cattle contracts. Technical buyers also helped pushed prices higher after early signs of strength. Chicago Mercantile Exchange […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Hogs plunge on fresh doubts of China trade prospects

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell more than four per cent on Wednesday, with the benchmark February contract at times dropping its daily three-cent limit on doubts about the prospects for a U.S. trade deal with China, the world’s top pork consumer. February lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat hits three-month high on signs of tightening supplies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures touched a three-month high on Friday, buoyed by rising cash prices and signs of tightening global supplies, analysts said. Soybean futures rose on worries about the size of the U.S. harvest while corn fell on disappointing weekly U.S. export sales. At the Chicago Board of Trade, December soft […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat futures approach three-month high

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures hit their highest level in nearly three months on Thursday as signs of rising global cash prices prompted a round of short covering, traders said. Corn and soybean futures also climbed, supported by worries about the size of U.S. crops, while traders continued to monitor prospects for a […] 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



U.S. livestock: Cattle futures top one-month peaks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle and feeder cattle futures jumped to their highest prices since August on Wednesday as traders predicted that cash prices will also increase. October live cattle futures closed up 1.025 cents at 100.375 cents/lb. at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). October feeder cattle advanced 1.1 cents to 138.4 cents/lb. […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Live cattle set nine-year low on weak cash prices, big supply

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Front-month live cattle futures fell to a nine-year low on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Monday under pressure from weak cash prices and large supplies. Cash cattle are expected to trade around $98/cwt this week in Texas and Kansas, down from $100 last week and $103 two weeks ago, according to […] Read more