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U.S. livestock: Short-covering pares early CME live cattle losses

Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed higher on Monday after short-covering trumped follow-through selling that initially pressed futures to a 15-month low, traders said. Spot-October closed up 0.875 cent/lb. at 141.475 cents, and December was 0.8 cent higher at 143.175 cents (all figures US$). October was further supported by fewer cattle […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: CME live cattle fade with cash price hopes

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle posted modest losses on Thursday in anticipation of possibly lower prices for market-ready, or cash, cattle on Friday, traders said. Spot-October closed down 0.025 cent/lb. to 142.95 cents, and December 0.375 cent lower at 144.7 (all figures US$). Cash bids in Nebraska surfaced at $139-$140/cwt against […] Read more


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U.S. livestock: Profit-taking trims CME live cattle gains

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed lower on Wednesday, after profit-taking and cash price uncertainty turned back initial advances, traders said. Spot-October closed 0.5 cent/lb. lower at 142.975 cents, and December dropped 0.7 cent to 145.075 (all figures US$). Packers have not bid for market-ready (cash) cattle priced at $146/cwt in […] Read more