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U.S. livestock: Hog futures rally for second day

Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. lean hog futures rallied 3.7 per cent on Monday to their highest level since January, with strength in the cash market leading the way, traders said. But cattle futures weakened, setting back from Friday’s gains amid plentiful supplies. Chicago Mercantile Exchange April lean hogs settled 2.3 cents higher at 62.85 […] Read more

Tariffs raise tough questions for pork industry

CNS Canada — Representatives from the two largest pork-exporting states in the U.S. were in Winnipeg Thursday to take in the Manitoba Pork Council’s general meeting. The delegates, who hailed from Iowa and Minnesota, talked about the various challenges facing their industry. In 2017, over a quarter of the U.S. pork industry’s C$6.5 billion market […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cash prices boost live cattle to 10-month high

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange nearby live cattle contracts on Tuesday climbed to their highest level in 10 months after investors digested last week’s better-than-expected cash prices, traders said. February live cattle closed 1.05 cents/lb. higher at 119.575 cents, and April up 1.075 cents, to 119 cents. “It was a good cash market […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle limit up on beef bounce

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle finished up their three-cent-per-pound daily price limit on Tuesday, driven by short-covering and bargain hunting following the spike in wholesale beef prices, traders said. Spot October and December finished at 125.125 and 133.225 cents, respectively (all figures US$). Live cattle’s trading limit will be expanded to […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Economic fears slam CME live cattle, hogs

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed sharply lower on Friday as global economic turmoil sparked fears of a U.S. meat export slowdown, traders and analysts said. Spot-August futures closed 1.05 cents/lb. lower at 145.425 cents, and October 2.475 cents lower at 143.85 cents (all figures US$). “The elephant in the […] Read more