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PEDv arrives in Alberta hogs

Veterinary officials in Alberta are now investigating the province’s first-ever outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) in hogs. Alberta Pork, the province’s hog producer commission, and the provincial government on Tuesday announced an outbreak of the viral disease at what was described as a “400-head hog operation.” Javier Bahamon, quality assurance and production manager for […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle futures drop most since June on weaker cash market

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell more than 1 percent on Friday, sagging under pressure from lower wholesale beef prices and slightly weaker trades in cash cattle markets in the southern Plains, traders said. Front-month December live cattle settled 1.975 cents lower at 114.575 cents per pound. The contract finished […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures gain on technical buying; hogs lower

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. cattle futures were narrowly higher on Thursday, buoyed by spreading and technical buying despite a downturn in wholesale beef prices, traders and analysts said. Live cattle futures climbed for the third straight session on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as the market continued to claw back from steep losses on Monday. […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Hog futures rebound from 2-week low on short-covering

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures were mostly higher on Wednesday, rebounding from an early two-week low on support from calendar spreading and short-covering, traders and analysts said. But excessive hog supplies and increased pork production made the market vulnerable to further declines, with weaker prices for wholesale pork signaling a […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Hog futures tumble on ample supplies, weak cash market

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago lean hog futures fell as much as 5 percent on Tuesday, under pressure from abundant supplies and weaker prices in the Midwestern cash hog market, traders and analysts said. Front-month December hog futures eased by the most since July, settling down the 3.000-cent daily price limit at 54.100 cents per […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures tumble on demand worries, spreading

Chicago | Reuters – Live cattle futures fell to a roughly 1-1/2-month low on Monday, sagging on worries of reduced demand for beef and cattle in cash markets, traders said. Calendar spreading across Chicago Mercantile Exchange livestock futures also contributed to declines. Traders were exiting front-month positions and rolling into deferred months, resulting in bear-spreading […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Cattle futures climb on higher beef prices; hogs mixed

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures edged higher on Thursday, as rising wholesale beef prices stoked hopes that meat packers would pay more for cattle in cash markets this week, traders said. Cattle futures rebounded from early declines to reach the day’s highs after government data showed steep gains in beef […] Read more