U.S. livestock: CME live cattle futures end lower on weaker cash trade; hogs edge up — October 31, 2014

Chicago / Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle ended lower on Friday, pressured by lower cash cattle prices and weaker overall commodities market, traders said. “The morning beef prices were not good, but commodities in general had a rough day and cattle aren’t immune to those changes,” said Dominic Varricchio, commodities broker at Schwieterman, Inc. CME live cattle futures […]

U.S. grains: soymeal makes biggest monthly gain since 1976 — October 31, 2014

Chicago / Reuters – U.S. soymeal climbed 2 per cent on Friday, capping the commodity’s best monthly performance since 1976, as short-term supply strains in the United States continued to fuel buying. Soybeans also rose sharply and corn turned higher late, following gains in soymeal, while wheat declined on pressure from multiyear highs in the dollar that made the crops less competitive […]

Market analyst warns soybeans could hit $7.00 — October 31, 2014

Commodity News Service Canada – A surge in soybean values at a time when supplies are at a record level shouldn’t be mistaken for a breakdown in fundamental factors affecting supply and demand, according to the chief economist for AgResource. “The soybean market has gone up 12 to 13 per cent in the last 30 […]

Concerns for low protein in U.S. soybeans — October 31, 2014

Reuters  – Crop watchers have raised concerns that the massive harvest of soybeans in the United States may not contain enough protein for optimal soymeal production, forcing processors to scramble to find supplies suitable for crushing. A protein shortfall, stemming from a rainy spring and dry conditions as crops neared maturity, could add to the tightness […]