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U.S. livestock: Cattle up on beef demand, cash market optimism

Chicago hogs down on profit-taking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose on Tuesday, with the December contract reaching its highest in a month on signs of strong demand for beef and expectations of firm cash cattle trade this week, analysts said. Also, commodity funds appeared to be adjusting positions ahead of the end of the month and […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy ease as harvest advances

USDA quarterly stocks data awaited

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures closed lower on Tuesday on expectations of rapid harvest progress this week and a slowdown in demand from China, a big buyer of U.S. soybeans and corn, in recent weeks, analysts said. Wheat futures also fell but declines in all three commodities were muted as traders […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans end down on harvest pressure

Chicago corn, wheat futures climb

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell on Monday on the outlook for favourable harvest weather in the heart of the Midwest, where producers are poised to sell soybeans and store their corn, analysts said. Traders were also squaring positions ahead of quarterly grain stocks reports due midweek from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures up on cash market optimism

Wholesale pork values support October hogs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures closed firm on Monday, rallying after a sharply lower open as strong packer margins raised expectations for higher cash cattle trade this week, analysts said. Average beef packer margins rose to $320.18 per head, from $313.25 on Friday, according to livestock marketing advisory service HedgersEdge.com (all figures […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soy firm after four days of losses

Chicago wheat futures weak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures rose on Friday, bouncing back from four straight days of declines on a mild round of bargain buying, traders said. But wheat futures weakened, weighed down by a firm dollar, which makes U.S. supplies more expensive to overseas buyers. Soybeans fell 4.1 per […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hog futures rise on export hopes

CME cattle futures weaken

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. hog futures rose 1.7 per cent on Friday, with the market shrugging off bearish supply data on hopes that exports would remain strong, traders said. “At a time when we are nearing our fourth-quarter peak in supply, the market is highly focused on the belief that export sales are running […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle futures rise on supply concerns

CME lean hog futures down

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — Live cattle futures rose to their highest in more than a month on Thursday, supported by signs of a stabilizing cash market and concerns about tight supplies in the coming months, traders said. “The feedlots believe… that we have a marketing hole for most of October into December,” Don Roose, president […] Read more

U.S. grains: Harvest pressure weighs on corn, soybeans

CBOT wheat futures firm

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. corn and soybean futures dropped to their lowest in more than a week on Thursday, with investors locking in gains made from a recent rally as combines rolled across key production areas of the Midwest, traders said. “The grains appear to be in full-on profit-taking mode this week as the […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures up ahead of USDA report

Hogs also up ahead of separate USDA data

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures gained on Wednesday, as traders weighed continued strong slaughter rates against expectations for higher placements in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s end-of-week Cattle on Feed report. “The beef market looks like it’s possibly stabilizing, and that should be supportive for cattle prices in the near term,” said […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat, corn, soy fall as dollar rises

U.S. harvest accelerates, adding pressure

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures dropped 1.8 per cent on Wednesday, pressured by a firm dollar that traders said was depressing already weak overseas demand for U.S. supplies. “We are still not getting the export demand,” said Mark Schultz, chief market analyst at Northstar Commodity. “There is plenty of wheat […] Read more