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U.S. livestock: Spot cattle rise, deferreds weak

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mixed on Thursday, with the front-month contract edging higher after hitting a 2-1/2-week low on Wednesday. Deferred cattle contracts were weaker, remaining under pressure from weak cash markets. Strong export data provided support to the nearby contracts. The U.S. Agriculture Department reported weekly beef […] Read more

Pork prices gain on seasonal demand, tighter numbers

CNS Canada — Western Canadian cash hog prices have been trending higher as supplies tighten and demand increases moving into the summer, two Prairie analysts say. “A lot of that has to do with lower slaughter numbers, higher pork cutout values,” said Brad Marceniuk, a livestock economist with the Saskatchewan government in Saskatoon. Hog numbers […] Read more