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U.S. livestock: CME cattle futures end up on firm cash trade

Lean hog futures close mixed

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures closed modestly higher on Friday, supported by strength in cash cattle markets this week, but uncertainty about beef demand in the coming months capped rallies, analysts said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange October live cattle futures settled up 0.575 cent at 107.35 cents/lb. and December rose 0.525 cent to […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy extends climb, wheat jumps

Dry weather elsewhere supports wheat futures

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures extended their bull run on Friday, reaching a two-year top as top global buyer China continued with daily purchases of U.S. soybeans. Wheat futures surged more than three per cent on fears of tightening supplies from key exporters, and corn futures rose for a third straight session. Chicago […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans touch two-year top on China buying spree

Wheat up on technical buying, cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures extended their rally on Thursday, rising 1.7 per cent to set a two-year high as brisk demand from China continued to support the oilseed market. Corn rose as the strength in soybeans overshadowed pressure from a smaller-than-expected Chinese corn import quota. Wheat futures jumped on technical buying and […] Read more



U.S. grains: Soy jumps on China demand, fund-driven buying

CBOT wheat, corn follow soybeans higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures surged to two-year highs on Wednesday on continued export demand from top global soy buyer China and fund-driven buying, analysts said. Corn and wheat futures followed soybeans higher, with additional support from a more than four per cent jump in U.S. crude oil prices. Corn and soyoil sometimes […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hog futures fall as China’s hog herd rebounds

CME December live cattle rise

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. livestock futures fell on Wednesday, as the futures market continues to cool in the wake of last week’s rally and on news that the size of China’s hog herd is quickly growing. Hog futures soared last week after Germany reported its first case of African swine fever (ASF) and China […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soy down on profit-taking after climb above US$10

CBOT corn, wheat also down

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell on Tuesday, retreating from two-year highs above US$10 a bushel as traders booked profits and forecasts called for favourable weather for the start of the U.S. Midwest harvest, analysts said. Corn futures backed down from six-month highs set a day earlier, and wheat also declined. Chicago Board […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Futures mixed on pork export questions, cattle supplies

U.S. beef packer margins down on week

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. livestock futures had a mixed performance on Tuesday, as the supply of cattle being offered for sale continued to shrink and traders wrestled with uncertainty over pork export demand. An additional five cases of African swine fever (ASF) were initially found in dead wild boars in Germany. Initial tests were […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans top $10 a bushel on Chinese demand, smaller crop

Chicago corn, wheat also up

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures advanced on Monday, with the most-active contract rising above US$10 a bushel for the first time in two years on strong export demand from China, before paring gains on profit-taking, analysts said. Corn futures ended modestly higher after reaching a six-month top and wheat also rose. Chicago Board […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME lean hogs fall, cattle up on technical trading, profit-taking

Hogs 'stretched out technically last week'

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures slid on Monday on technical selling and profit-taking, as the trade began to question whether Chinese demand for U.S. pork will boom after rival supplier Germany confirmed a single case of African swine fever in a wild boar. U.S. pork packer margins eased but still were solid, […] Read more