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U.S. livestock: CME hogs limit down on demand concerns

Reading Time: 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — CME lean hog futures fell sharply on Friday, with the most-active October contract notching a limit-down move as traders worried that seasonal growth in supplies will outstrip demand. Weakness in the cash market also spilled over into the futures, traders said. The demand concerns stemmed from uncertainty about potential purchases from […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hog futures sink to five-month low

Reading Time: 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures fell to a five-month low on Thursday, pressured by big supplies that overwhelmed any optimism about news that China made its biggest purchases of U.S. pork in seven weeks, traders said. The world’s largest pork consumer bought 10,211 tonnes of U.S. pork between Aug. 2-8 […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle futures mixed, hogs firm

Reading Time: 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) cattle futures were mixed on Wednesday, with deferred months mostly higher on bargain buying after hitting multiyear lows on Tuesday. But nearby live cattle contracts continued to weaken. The front-month contract hit its lowest level since October 2016 on expectations that the shutdown of a major beef […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs end mixed as trade gauges trade war impact

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures were mixed on Friday in choppy trading as investors weighed rising pork prices against weak cash hog values and rising concerns about pork exports to China. Spread trading steered some contracts up sharply while others, including actively traded October and December futures, retreated. “Spreads […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Lean hogs rally for second day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures posted strong gains for a second consecutive session Thursday, lifted by short-covering and technical buying following the market’s recent drop. Rising pork prices and solid pork exports supported the market, largely diluting concerns over U.S. trade tensions with China, the world’s top hog and […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs bounce after sell-off, cattle also rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures rallied as much as four per cent on Wednesday in a technical buying and short-covering bounce following a string of losses triggered by worries over exports to China. The world’s largest hog and pork market has threatened to halt all U.S. agricultural product purchases […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Lean hogs tumble on worsening U.S.-China trade ties

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures fell sharply on Tuesday as growing tensions between Washington and Beijing fueled worries about U.S. pork exports. China, the world’s largest hog and pork market, has threatened to halt all purchases of U.S. agricultural products after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would slap […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs up as swine fever fuels export hopes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) rose for a second day on Wednesday, supported by expectations of increased demand for U.S. pork as African swine fever spreads in China’s hog herd and elsewhere, traders said. “The African swine fever news and talk was everywhere today,” said Dennis […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME live cattle futures down on long liquidation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures fell to a six-week low on Wednesday as lower cash beef prices and bearish technical signals prompted a round of long liquidation, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed mixed, with nearby contracts turning higher and gaining against back months. Commodity funds hold net long […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs limit down, retreating from last week’s top

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Most months of Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed down the daily three-cent trading limit on Tuesday on softening cash markets and profit-taking following contract highs set last week, analysts said. “The cash market has slowed down. It was down a little yesterday and the carcass values were weaker this […] Read more