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CME December 2018 live cattle, with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: CME cattle up on technical buying

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday, with the most-active December contract rallying from a one-week low on technical buying and anticipation of strong consumer demand, traders said. The market shook off pressure from bearish data in Monday’s U.S. Department of Agriculture cold storage report, which showed total […] Read more



(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.)

Klassen: Feeder cattle trade lower

The “one-week wonder” from seven to 10 days ago appears to have evaporated; a softer sentiment blanketed Western Canada this week, with feeder markets dropping $4 to $6 on average. A significant slide in live cattle futures, along with softer cash prices, caused feedlots to move into a risk-averse mentality. Heavier replacements took the brunt […] Read more