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U.S. livestock: Futures surge as investors snap up discounts

June live cattle limit up off Monday's limit-down drop

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. livestock futures surged on Tuesday — with live cattle futures up to their 4.5-cent expanded limit — as steep discounts in futures prices over the current cash markets wooed investors to buy back in, traders said. Feeder cattle also jumped to their normal trading day limits, as the sector overall […] Read more

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

U.S. livestock: Live cattle limit up on strong cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle settled up their three cent per pound daily price limit on Thursday, fueled by short-covering following stronger-than-expected cash prices, said traders. Fund buying and futures’ discounts to this week’s cash returns enhanced market gains, they said. June and August closed limit up at 127.425 and 124.7 […] Read more