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U.S. livestock: Strong cash prices reverse CME hogs’ losses

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Wednesday closed up sharply, spurred by short-covering and escalating prices for slaughter-ready, or cash, hogs that reversed Tuesday’s market losses, said traders. On Tuesday, some CME hog contracts day fell more than two per cent after Mexico imposed tariffs on U.S. pork following Washington’s higher […] Read more

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Cash hog market benefits from barbecue season

CNS Canada –– The Canadian hog market is gearing up to start bringing home the bacon. Weekly cash hog prices are higher on continued stronger seasonal pork cutout values, with lower supply creating better prices. “Prices generally do increase over the summer,” said Brad Marceniuk, a provincial livestock economist in Saskatoon. “I expect hog prices […] Read more

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Pork prices gain on seasonal demand, tighter numbers

CNS Canada — Western Canadian cash hog prices have been trending higher as supplies tighten and demand increases moving into the summer, two Prairie analysts say. “A lot of that has to do with lower slaughter numbers, higher pork cutout values,” said Brad Marceniuk, a livestock economist with the Saskatchewan government in Saskatoon. Hog numbers […] Read more