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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

U.S. livestock: CME hogs move up with cash prices

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange hogs rose for a second straight day on Wednesday as slaughter-ready, or cash, hog prices escalate in the midst of a seasonal supply squeeze, traders said. Sultry weather in parts of the U.S. Midwest caused livestock to eat less feed, which slows their weight gain and delivery to […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle, hog futures rise

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures rose on Wednesday, supported by steady-to-higher early-week cash prices, traders said. Hogs drew support from higher cash and wholesale pork prices. Futures were further supported by lower week-over-week hog weights. It’s a “good sign that these weights are coming down,” said Dan Norcini, an independent […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs slump again on cash prices, trade war threat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs fell on Friday for a second straight day, hit by recent cash hog price weakness and mounting worries about a potential trade war between the U.S. and China, traders said. Beijing said Friday it was considering imposing an additional tariff on U.S. products including an extra […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle end mostly weaker

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Most Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle contracts on Thursday posted modest losses after a volatile session, as investors waited for cattle in the U.S. Plains to change hands, traders said. February futures drew support from wintry weather across the western Corn Belt that threatens to disrupt livestock production. February live cattle […] Read more