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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

Large oat production won’t move prices

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — While the most recent crop production report from Statistics Canada predicted significantly more oats than originally expected, prices will likely remain stable. Statistics Canada estimated 3.952 million tonnes of oats will be grown in 2019, up considerably from the 3.436 million tonnes produced in 2018. But low carryover stocks from previous years means […] Read more


Charts point toward pullback for oats

Reading Time: 1 minute CNS Canada — If you’re looking to sell some of your oats, now is the time to do so, according to Ed Baldwin. “We contacted our clients and said ‘Hey, if you got oats you want to sell, price them today,’” Baldwin, manager of advisory services and grain marketing for AgChieve Grain Marketing Experts in […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hogs slump on technical selloff, cash worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures declined as much as 1.4 per cent on Monday in technical selling and worries of weaker prices for hogs in cash markets, traders and analysts said. Cattle futures, meanwhile, were mostly higher on light chart-based buying in an abbreviated session at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange ahead of […] Read more


Canadian hog prices on rebound

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Improving trade relations and the emergence of swine fever in China have made their presence felt on the Canadian hog market. Weekly signature No. 5 base slaughter weight cash hog prices averaged $117.83 per 100 kg as of Friday, up by roughly $15 over the past two weeks. Those numbers are a […] Read more

U.S. livestock: October hogs limit up on cash prices, swine fever fear

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures surged on Thursday on rising cash hog prices and growing concerns about the spread of African swine fever in China, the world’s top hog and pork producer, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange October futures closed up the daily three-cent-per-pound trading limit, aided by technical buying in the […] Read more