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U.S. livestock: CME hogs lower as rally pauses

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed mostly lower on Monday as softening cash hog prices sparked a round of profit-taking after Friday’s contract highs, traders said. “Cash prices stopped moving higher at a rapid clip, so everyone is taking a step back,” said Altin Kalo, agricultural economist for New Hampshire-based […] Read more





U.S. livestock: Lean hogs tumble after Trump threatens Mexico border closure

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures ended down sharply for a second straight day on Friday after a volatile session in which traders weighed thinner near-term hog supplies against risks to pork exports with Mexico. Early-session strength stemmed from a quarterly U.S. Department of Agriculture hog supply report, released after […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs limit down as export sales disappoint

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures plunged more than three per cent on Thursday as disappointing export sales data triggered profit-taking following the market’s recent run to the highest in more than eight months, traders said. Contracts from May to December closed down the daily three-cent limit, including actively traded […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle drop further on rising supply, weak cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) live cattle futures dropped for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, pressured by weaker cash cattle prices and seasonally rising supplies, traders said. Technical selling further weighed on the market, sending the spot contract to the lowest level in nearly six weeks. “We’re going to be coming […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle retreat on technical selling, fund liquidation

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell for a third straight session on Tuesday on technical selling and fund long liquidation following the market’s recent climb to one-year highs, traders said. Open interest in live cattle futures was expected to be lower for a second straight session after hitting an all-time […] Read more