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U.S. livestock: Hog futures fall after weak export sales report

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — CME Group hog futures eased on Thursday, pressured by a bearish pork export sales report, traders said. Cattle contracts were mixed, with live cattle rising on technical buying while feeder cattle eased. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Thursday morning said that weekly export sales of pork came in at a four-week […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Hog futures drop on supply glut

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell 2.4 per cent on Monday, weighed down by bearish supply concerns, traders said. “The hog market boils down to more of the same. Big supplies, record supplies,” said Don Roose, president of Iowa-based U.S. Commodities “With these trade talks still iffy, where are the Chinese? They […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Live cattle touch seven-month peak on weather woes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday, recording a seven-month high on expectations that a winter storm this week would slow the movement of cattle to beef packing plants and possibly curb the ability of feedlot cattle to gain weight, traders said. A powerful snowstorm swept across Colorado and into […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hogs plunge on fresh doubts of China trade prospects

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell more than four per cent on Wednesday, with the benchmark February contract at times dropping its daily three-cent limit on doubts about the prospects for a U.S. trade deal with China, the world’s top pork consumer. February lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Hog futures slip on ample supplies, trade uncertainty

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell on Tuesday, extending their latest slide to five straight sessions on uncertainty about U.S. pork exports to China, traders said. Market bulls have been hoping for a U.S. trade deal with Beijing that could bolster U.S. pork sales to China, the world’s biggest pork consumer. China […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hog futures extend slide on China trade worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell on Monday for a fourth straight session, with deferred contracts leading the way down on worries about the chances for a U.S.-China trade deal that could boost Chinese imports of U.S. pork, traders said. Most-active February lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) settled […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Hogs drop on large supply, trade war jitters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. livestock futures dropped on Wednesday, with lean hogs stumbling under pressure from large supplies in a turnaround from a rally a session earlier. Fresh uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations added pressure to the hog market, analysts said. Traders and meat producers are hoping for further U.S. pork sales to China, […] Read more