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U.S. livestock: CME hogs move up with cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange hogs rose for a second straight day on Wednesday as slaughter-ready, or cash, hog prices escalate in the midst of a seasonal supply squeeze, traders said. Sultry weather in parts of the U.S. Midwest caused livestock to eat less feed, which slows their weight gain and delivery to […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: CME live cattle limit up on short-covering

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle on Wednesday settled up its three-cent-per-pound daily price limit, driven by short-covering and fund buying, traders said. They said CME live cattle garnered more support from higher wholesale beef values and future’s discount to early-week prices for market-ready, or cash, cattle. June and August live cattle […] Read more