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U.S. livestock: Short-covering boosts CME live cattle

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Thursday after short-covering and fund buying reversed the previous session’s losses, said traders. In a trading strategy known as bull spreads, traders bought June and simultaneously sold deferred months, stirred by firmer wholesale beef values and future’s discount to expected cash prices […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Strong cash prices lift CME hogs

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Wednesday shrugged off some of Tuesday’s declines, helped by short-covering and rising prices for slaughter-ready, or cash, hogs, said traders. December futures led advances after investors bought that contract and simultaneously sold deferred months in a trading strategy known as bull spreads. Fund buying developed […] Read more