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U.S. livestock: Hogs turn up on short-covering, bargain buying

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs finished higher on Friday after short covering and bargain buying pared some of the market’s recent losses tied to fears about NAFTA negotiations, said traders. On Wednesday, Mexico said it would withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, following Canadian government worries that the U.S. […] Read more





U.S. livestock: CME live cattle mount late-session rally

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed moderately higher on Tuesday, following late-day short-covering and bargain hunting after three sessions of losses, said traders. Futures initially drew more support from their lower price compared to last week’s slaughter-ready, or cash, cattle returns. Market advances were limited by funds in CME’s livestock markets […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Hogs turn up on cash, wholesale pork prices

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs finished higher on Wednesday after stronger cash and wholesale pork prices pared some of Tuesday’s losses, said traders. Funds periodically sold, or “rolled,” lead-month positions into deferred months ahead of similar moves early next week. Monday will be the first of five days that funds in […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Cash price optimism boosts CME live cattle

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle on Thursday reached a seven-week high, propelled by expectations for steady-to-higher cash prices by week’s end, said traders. Thursday’s wholesale beef price upswing, short-covering and year-end positioning furthered market advances, they said. December live cattle, which will expire on Friday, closed 2.525 cents/lb. higher at 124.55 […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs ease from 10-month top on lower cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Wednesday slid from a 10-month high, weakened by profit-taking and less money paid by packers for slaughter-ready, or cash, hogs, said analysts. February closed 0.5 cent lower at 71.025 cents (all figures US$). April ended down 0.1 cent, at 75.275 cents. Processors need fewer animals […] Read more