U.S. livestock: Live cattle end week lower

Hogs down on Olymel's plan to ship Canadian hogs south

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose on Friday, but failed to end the week higher as a cold snap across the U.S. Plains and into Texas hampered slaughterhouses and backed up cattle, traders said. “There’s still a big mess,” said Dennis Smith, commodity broker at Archer Financial. “The good news is, the […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures dip on slaughter delays

Lower supply expectations support hog futures

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures fell on Thursday as short-term processing delays caused by power outages and frigid weather backed up cattle and softened cash prices, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange April live cattle futures settled down 1.225 cents at 122.925 cents/lb., while the spot February contract ended 0.175 cents lower at […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans end lower, after rising on demand optimism

U.S. winter wheat threatened by cold weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures ended lower on Friday after trading higher earlier on expectations of continued export demand eating into already tight U.S. stocks. Corn futures traded slightly lower as traders assessed mixed crop prospects in South America, while wheat ticked up slightly on fears of winterkill across the U.S. southern Plains […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn slips after touching new high on Chinese demand

U.S. export, supply-demand data awaited for China update

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures ended lower on Thursday after hitting a 7-1/2-year high, supported by the U.S. Agriculture Department’s confirmation of strong Chinese demand. Soybeans closed higher on strong weekly export sales as traders weighed rain delays to Brazil’s harvest. Wheat fell, despite weekly export sales at the high end of analysts’ […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn ends up off early declines, on export demand

Soybeans climb after two days of correction

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures ended higher on Wednesday as traders anticipated strong export sales would continue. Soybeans moved higher, as traders turned attention to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly supply and demand report on Feb. 9, expecting to see a continued tightening of ending stocks. Wheat followed corn and soybeans, turning […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn falls after six-session gain

Wheat eases as Egypt tender favours Russian wheat, despite export tax

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures eased on Tuesday after six sessions of gains, as the market watched to see if a surge in Chinese demand would continue to erode U.S. supplies. Soybeans also fell as traders assessed upcoming Brazilian exports against risks that rainfall will slow harvest work. Wheat followed corn and soybeans […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn sets new high on export sales

Wheat falls even as Russia considers more export tax

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures climbed to 7-1/2-year highs on Monday, supported by continued export demand. Soybeans ended slightly weaker after climbing back from a 20-cent drop in earlier trading, supported by a slow Brazilian harvest that could affect exports (all figures US$). Wheat followed soy lower. The Chicago Board of Trade’s most-active […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans dive to biggest weekly loss in 6-1/2 years

Soy, corn tumble on improved weather; wheat extends fall

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures slid more than four per cent on Friday — while corn futures dropped their daily limit — as rains in key South American growing areas offered relief amid tight global supplies, overshadowing strong weekly U.S. export data. Wheat futures tumbled four per cent. The Chicago Board of Trade […] Read more


U.S. grains: South American supply issues wane

Soy up, but off early gains; corn boosted by export demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybeans ended the session slightly up after a three-session losing streak on Thursday, but larger early gains were erased as rains across South America eased supply worries. Corn prices firmed, supported by fresh demand amid tightening global supplies, while wheat fell on a lack of fresh export news. The Chicago […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans fall, pressured by fund selling

Brazil, Argentina showers ease soy, corn supply concerns

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures fell on Wednesday, touching their lowest in more than a week, pressured by technical selling combined with rains across South America, which eased supply concerns. Corn followed, also pressured by beneficial South American rains, while wheat ended lower, but was supported by export optimism. The Chicago Board of […] Read more