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U.S. livestock: Live cattle step back after eight-session climb

Hog sector seen having 'curbed expansion'

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures pulled back on Monday in profit taking ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Cattle on Feed report at the end of the week, traders said. Live cattle fell for the first day after eight sessions of gains. The pullback reflects uncertainty about the USDA […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle rise on higher beef prices, grilling demand

CME October hogs also settle higher

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures continued to advance Friday, supported by increasing beef prices and expectations of continued meat demand going into the Labour Day weekend, traders said. Beef prices usually rise heading into the September holiday, when consumers often barbecue either at home or with family and friends. Beef […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle set five-month high, beef prices rise more

USDA cuts pork production forecast

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures leapt to a five-month high on Wednesday and feeder cattle futures neared a six-month peak as boxed beef prices continued to rise. Meatpackers are paying more for cattle due to the strength of the beef market, traders said. Prices typically rise heading into Labour Day, […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle futures rise with U.S. beef prices

Chicago lean hogs retreat

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures advanced on Tuesday, supported by increasing beef prices, traders said. Beef prices usually rise heading into Labour Day, and there is a feeling the market has bottomed after recent volatility, said Don Roose, president of Iowa-based broker U.S. Commodities. Prices for choice cuts of boxed […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle up on cash market strength

Lean hog weights 'coming down a little bit'

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures gained on Monday, as the cash market strengthened and packers looked to pickup slaughter rates, brokers said. Feeder cattle also gained, while lean hog futures added as producers looked to offload market-weight animals early to reduce feed costs. CME October live cattle added 0.7 cent […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Hog futures rise on good cash market demand

October live cattle close lower

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures rose on Friday on signs of strength in the cash market after prices had stagnated, traders said. “Recent price weakness uncovered fresh demand, triggering buying on the board this morning that tripped buy stops, accelerating gains,” StoneX chief commodities economist Arlan Suderman wrote in a note […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Cattle futures steady as investors eye supplies

October lean hogs close higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures steadied on Wednesday, with investors unwilling to push the market above recent highs due to plentiful supplies. Some producer hedging also was noted, traders said. “Everybody is a little too bulled up,” said Larry Hicks at Cattlehedging.com. “Everybody thinks we have worked through the supplies and we have […] Read more