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U.S. livestock: Hog futures rise as cash values firm

Live cattle follow cash cattle, beef prices lower

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures rose on Wednesday, reaching a four-month high on firming cash hog prices, optimism about pork demand and technical buying, analysts said. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange October lean hog futures contract settled above its 200-day moving average, rising 1.475 cents to end at 61.375 cents/lb. after reaching 61.725 […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hogs hit four-month high on strong export sales

CME cattle lower on demand uncertainty

Chicago | Reuters — U.S lean hog futures jumped to a four-month high on Thursday on strong export demand and short covering, while cattle futures weakened. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported net U.S. pork export sales of 53,646 tonnes for the week ended Aug. 27, up 36 per cent from the previous week. China, […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle touch late-July lows on demand jitters

U.S. pork export data due out Thursday

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Wednesday dropped to their lowest prices since July amid uncertainty about how much U.S. demand will decline as the summer grilling season draws to a close. Beef and cattle prices are often weak this time of year as demand weakens. This year, closures of […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle consolidate up off one-month low

CME hogs up as trade watches China

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Tuesday rose for a second consecutive session as the market consolidated after touching a one-month low on Monday, brokers said. Weakness in the cash market for U.S. cattle has hung over futures prices recently, but some traders said they hope the markets will not […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures snap losing streak

Large supplies pressure CME hog futures

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures jumped on Monday in a rebound off a run of losses, while lean hog futures closed weaker. Live cattle were due for a rebound after falling last week amid pressure from weakness in the cash market, traders said. Short covering helped lift prices, they said. […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs up as slaughter pace reaches pre-COVID levels

Pre-Labour Day buying winds down

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures gained on Thursday as slaughter rates returned to levels not seen since processing plants closed from COVID-19 outbreaks among workers this spring. Live cattle futures fell as pre-Labour Day buying wound down and the industry awaited Friday’s monthly Cattle on Feed report from the U.S. […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures firm on wholesale strength

Hogs up as slaughter outpaces year-earlier period

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures gained on Wednesday as boxed beef prices offered support ahead of the upcoming holiday weekend, traders said. “It’s the main week for retailers to lock up their Labour Day supplies. That’s kept a floor under the cash market,” said Alan Brugler, president of Brugler Marketing. […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle rise on higher beef prices, grilling demand

CME October hogs also settle higher

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures continued to advance Friday, supported by increasing beef prices and expectations of continued meat demand going into the Labour Day weekend, traders said. Beef prices usually rise heading into the September holiday, when consumers often barbecue either at home or with family and friends. Beef […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle gain as slaughter rates, beef exports rise

October lean hogs up three-quarters of a cent

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures continued to rally Thursday, holding to a nearly six-month peak in prices, as exports to China also grew, traders said. China was a big buyer of U.S. beef in the latest week, with sales of 1,927 tonnes for the period through Aug. 6, the most […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures rise with U.S. beef prices

Chicago lean hogs retreat

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures advanced on Tuesday, supported by increasing beef prices, traders said. Beef prices usually rise heading into Labour Day, and there is a feeling the market has bottomed after recent volatility, said Don Roose, president of Iowa-based broker U.S. Commodities. Prices for choice cuts of boxed […] Read more