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Klassen: Feeder cattle market volatility continues

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle markets traded steady to $5 higher on average. For the second week in a row, the markets were quite variable across the Prairies but shorter-keep yearlings appeared to lead the charge higher. In Alberta, quality 900-lb. steers were once again touching the $190 level and 800-lb.-plus steers […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME cattle, hogs mixed on trade detail uncertainty

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. hog futures slipped on Tuesday, as uncertainty about details from the U.S.-China “Phase 1” trade agreement continued to make the market nervous, brokers said. Meanwhile, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) live and feeder cattle futures continued to consolidate after Friday’s big price rally in the wake of the trade agreement news. […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME hogs, cattle climb on China trade news

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures rose on Friday on hopes that a “phase one” trade agreement announced by Washington and Beijing would stimulate Chinese purchases of U.S. pork, but prices pared gains as traders struggled with uncertainty about the specifics. As part of the agreement, Beijing committed to buy an additional $32 […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures rise on technical buying

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures rose on Wednesday, rebounding from Tuesday’s downturn, while hog futures eased. Traders said that signs of strength in the cash market added support to the strength in both live and feeder cattle contracts. Technical buyers also helped pushed prices higher after early signs of strength. Chicago Mercantile Exchange […] Read more


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