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U.S. livestock: Cattle slump to two-month low

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures extended losses to a more than two-month low on Wednesday as investors liquidated long positions amid declining wholesale beef prices and expectations for weaker cash cattle markets, traders and analysts said. Higher corn futures also boosted feed costs for fattening cattle, weighing on feeder cattle futures, while […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: Hogs rise on pork gains

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures climbed to fresh life-of-contract highs on Monday, gaining on bear-spreading as wholesale pork prices reached the highest levels in more than two years. Dealers continued to buy back Chicago Mercantile Exchange July hog contracts and roll positions into deferred months such as most-active August hog futures, traders […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: Firm cash, pork prices lift CME hogs

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed higher on Monday, supported by the morning’s cash and wholesale pork price gains, traders said. The spot-October contract closed 0.95 cent/lb. higher at 66.275, and December up 0.35 cent at 62.3 cents (all figures US$). Monday morning’s average cash hog price in the western […] Read more