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U.S. livestock: CME live cattle hold modest gains

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange nearby live cattle contracts on Monday settled with modest gains, supported by their discounts to last week’s futures prices and robust wholesale beef demand, said traders. They said profit-taking, after futures spiked to new highs earlier in the session, capped nearby market advances and pressured other trading months. […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Initial cash prices drop CME live cattle

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures finished lower on Wednesday, pressured by softer wholesale beef values and some preliminary cash prices that fell short of expectations, traders said. They said sell stops and fund liquidation compounded market losses. February live cattle closed 0.9 cent/lb. lower at 116.775 cents, and April 1.75 […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME feeder cattle limit up on bearish corn data

Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Mercantile Exchange feeder cattle futures on Thursday settled up their 4.5-cents/lb. maximum daily price limit, spurred by the morning’s bearish government grain report, traders said. U.S. farmers intend to plant 93.6 million acres of corn and 82.2 million acres of soybeans in 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle move higher with beef prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle contracts settled higher on Monday, buoyed by the morning’s wholesale beef price turnaround, traders said. Buy stops and fund buying contributed to CME live cattle futures advances, they said. February closed 1.05 cents/lb. higher at 136.425 (all figures US$). April ended at 134.625 cents, up 0.675 […] Read more