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CBOT July 2021 corn (candlesticks) with MGEX, CBOT and K.C. July 2021 wheat (green, black and orange lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn, soy plunge on weather, broad commodities sell-off

CBOT wheat follows trend lower

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures fell sharply on Thursday, pressured by outlooks for rain and cooler temperatures in the Midwest crop belt, as well as spillover from broad-based selling in the commodities sector, analysts said. Wheat followed the weaker trend, with seasonal pressure noted from the U.S. winter wheat harvest. Chicago […] Read more

CME May 2020 feeder cattle with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Cattle, hogs limit down on coronavirus fears

Market has to 'reevaluate' supply/demand picture

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. livestock futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) plunged by their daily trading limits on Wednesday as stricter coronavirus emergency measures hammered stock markets and deepened worries about a global recession. Live cattle futures dropped for the fourth time in five sessions, erasing all of the prior session’s gains, while […] Read more


CME June 2019 lean hogs with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: CME lean hogs limit down on disappointing export sales

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures plunged on Thursday, with the five most actively traded contracts settling down the daily three-cent-per-pound limit after weekly U.S. export data showed no new pork sales to China, traders said. Live cattle and feeder cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange also declined, pressured by long liquidation […] Read more



(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.)

U.S. livestock: Cattle limit down after bearish USDA report

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle futures tumbled about two per cent on Monday after government data on Friday showed bigger-than-expected placements of cattle on feed in August. Most-active CME December live cattle dropped by the daily price limit of three cents to finish at 114.425 cents per pound, reversing from Friday’s 1-1/2 […] Read more




(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.)

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle plunge limit down

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Tuesday slumped, with nearby contracts down the three cents/lb. daily price limit, rattled by fund selling and uneasiness before cash prices by Friday, said traders. October and December settled down by the three-cent limit to 103.825 and 103.125 cents, respectively (all figures US$). Live […] Read more