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U.S. livestock: Cattle futures limit up as beef prices surge

Hog futures also limit up, following cattle higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose their daily limit on Monday, lifted by strong packer margins, rising wholesale beef prices and expectations of higher cash cattle prices this week after Tyson Foods said it would pay producers a one-time premium, traders said. Benchmark June live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Cattle, hogs rebound with grocery demand in focus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. livestock futures rose on Thursday, part of a broad recovery in the agriculture markets stemming from a rebound in crude oil prices and export hopes, traders said. Strong demand for meat in the retail sector underpinned the gains as the industry scrambled to restock grocery stores as the coronavirus pandemic […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle, hogs fall on demand uncertainty

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. livestock futures fell on Wednesday, pressured by sharp declines in the equities markets and uncertainty about demand due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The cattle and hog markets surged on Tuesday because of strength in the cash market after consumers cleared out grocery store shelves in anticipation of being homebound […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle, hogs rally after grocery stores depleted

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle and hog futures surged on Tuesday, fueled by strength in the cash market as the grocery sector looked to restock shelves following heavy buying during the weekend. Bargain buying also helped support the livestock market. Both live cattle and feeder cattle futures were recovering from near 10-year lows hit […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures hit 10-year lows

Coronavirus stokes demand uncertainty

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures plunged on Monday to their lowest in nearly a decade, with traders citing uncertainty about what the coronavirus pandemic will mean for long-term demand. Hog futures also were sharply lower, sinking to their lowest since October 2018. All fed cattle contracts and most hog contracts settled down the […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Lean hogs, cattle limit down on coronavirus fears

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell their expanded daily limit on Friday on fears that the coronavirus pandemic could curb consumer demand for meat and threaten the workforce at slaughterhouses, traders said. “The germophobia is in full force,” said Don Roose, president of Iowa-based U.S. Commodities. Traders are considering that more widespread […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Wall Street leads CME cattle, hogs limit down

'You are developing a demand problem'

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle and feeder cattle futures plunged their daily limit on Thursday, dragged down by another steep sell-off on Wall Street, fears of a global recession and continued uncertainty about consumer demand for meat, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange April live cattle contract settled down its three-cent limit at 100.075 […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle futures sag as virus woes fuel recession fears

Bearish market sentiment also drags on hogs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures fell on Wednesday, with several deferred months setting contract lows as fears of a global recession sent global equity markets tumbling and fueled uncertainty about consumer demand for beef, traders said. “The cattle market really follows what is going on with equities, and equities are down near […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle, hogs follow rebound on Wall Street

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday, following as Wall Street charged back from the prior day’s steep losses as the world’s biggest economies moved to cushion the impact of the coronavirus, traders said. The rally in global equity markets overshadowed bearish fundamentals in the cattle market, including declining cash […] Read more