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CME February 2020 lean hogs with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Hogs reach two-month low

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell to a two-month low on Thursday on large supplies and uncertainty over negotiations to boost trade with China, the world’s top pork consumer. Traders and meat producers are hoping for further U.S. pork sales to China, which is grappling with a fatal pig disease that has […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: Beef price upswing snaps skid for live cattle

Chicago | Reuters — For the first time in five sessions Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures landed in positive territory on Tuesday, helped by the turnaround in wholesale beef values, traders said. August closed 0.55 cent/lb. higher at 147.15 cents, and October up 0.6 cent to 150.325 cents (all figures US$). Tuesday morning’s wholesale […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Profit-taking stalls CME live cattle uptrend

Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures ended their three-day rally Friday on profit-taking and the downturn in wholesale beef prices after Thursday’s spike to a record high, traders and analysts said. June and August closed 1.275 cents per pound lower at 152.525 cents and 150.8 cents, respectively (all figures US$). Friday […] Read more