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U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures climb, led by firm cash trade

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose more than one per cent on Monday, with the benchmark December contract touching a 2-1/2-month top after cash cattle traded late last week about US$2/cwt higher than the previous week, traders said. The five-area average price for cash cattle last week was just above $109/cwt, according […] Read more






U.S. livestock: CME lean hogs recover on bargain buying, trade hopes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rallied on Tuesday in a technical and bargain-buying rebound from one-month lows amid hopes that China would step up U.S. pork imports as the country’s domestic pork prices have soared. The hog herd in China, the world’s largest pork market, has been decimated by African […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs limit down on U.S.-China trade jitters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures fell their daily limit on Monday, declining for a fifth straight session as an aggressive slaughter pace and uncertainty about this week’s U.S. trade talks with China overshadowed rising pork cut-out values, traders said. The selloff came as U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators launched 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