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CME February 2021 live cattle with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures drift lower on technical selling

Back months in hogs, cattle draw speculators' interest

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures closed lower on Friday on light technical selling, with the spot February contract pressured as speculators rolled long positions into forward months, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) February live cattle futures settled down 0.5 cent at 114.475 cents/lb. (all figures US$). Friday was the first day of […] Read more



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U.S. livestock: Beef, profit-taking weaken CME live cattle

Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle contracts on Thursday eased from Wednesday’s three-cent per pound limit-up settlement, pressured by profit-taking and seasonally struggling wholesale beef values, said traders. They said futures’ discounts to preliminary cash prices limited market losses. CME livestock market funds that track the Standard + Poor’s Goldman Sachs Commodity […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: CME live cattle limit up on cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle contracts on Wednesday settled up the three cents per pound daily price limit, driven by fund buying and futures’ discounts to stronger-than-expected cash prices, said traders. Funds that follow the Standard + Poor’s Goldman Sachs Commodity Index at times sold, or “rolled,” August futures and simultaneously […] Read more


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U.S. livestock: Fund buying rallies cattle futures

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle contracts on Tuesday reversed Monday’s losses, supported by short-covering and technical buying, said traders. Funds that follow the Standard + Poor’s Goldman Sachs Commodity Index periodically sold, or “rolled,” August futures and simultaneously bought October on the second of five days of the Goldman Roll process. […] Read more