U.S. livestock: Live cattle advance in bargain-buying bounce

CME lean hogs drop

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures firmed for a second straight day on Thursday on bargain buying and speculative buying after prices hit 2-1/2 week lows earlier this week. Futures firmed despite lower cash cattle prices and tumbling beef prices as packer demand held stable and processing margins remained profitable. “With the early […] Read more

U.S. grains: Futures rebound on short covering, pre-report positioning

Wheat bounces from two-month low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean and grain futures firmed on Wednesday in a short-covering rebound from prior session losses and as investors took positions ahead of a monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) supply and demand report on Thursday. Wheat, which hit a two-month low this week, posted the strongest advance, while improving crop […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Short covering, bargain buying lift cattle, hog futures

Meat prices, cash values temper gains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures firmed on Wednesday in a short-covering and bargain-buying bounce following four straight losing sessions that had dragged prices to 2-1/2-week lows. Lean hog futures also firmed on short covering and bargain buying, though livestock traders remained generally cautious as they monitor broadening coronavirus restrictions and pandemic relief […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans sink on South American rains, slowing demand

Wheat pressured by bumper crops in Australia, Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell for a third straight session on Tuesday on slowing export demand and as forecasts for more rain in South American crop areas tempered concerns about tightening supplies. Corn and wheat followed soybeans lower, pressured by improved South American crop prospects and a firmer U.S. dollar. Grain prices […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle, hog futures fall as accelerating pandemic stirs demand concern

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters – U.S. cattle and hog futures fell on Monday as cash beef and pork prices weakened and as accelerating coronavirus infection rates prompted tighter restrictions on restaurants and other food service outlets, threatening meat sales. Meanwhile, renewed tensions between the United States and China, after fresh U.S. sanctions on 14 Chinese officials, […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans end mixed on South America rains, strong U.S. exports

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures were mixed on Monday as continued strong U.S. exports fuelled concern over tightening supplies, although crop-boosting rains in South America over the weekend lessened some of the concern. Corn was firmer on solid global demand for the grain. Wheat futures followed, lifted by technical buying and short covering […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans touch new four-year peak on supply concerns

Corn hits highest since July 2019, wheat ends mixed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose for a sixth consecutive session on Friday and hit a four-year high on dry conditions in key South American crop areas and concerns about dwindling U.S. supplies. Corn also gained on strong exports and worries about South American dryness, while wheat ended mixed. All three markets finished […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans slip off peak, end mostly firm

Corn, wheat dip; strong demand, tight supply limit losses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures ended mostly firmer on Thursday as late-session buying amid worries over tightening supplies offset earlier profit-taking and technical selling that had dragged prices down from four-year peaks. Corn and wheat retreated after prior-day increases as investors pocketed some gains. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) January soybean futures ended […] Read more

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

Corn values also weigh on feeder cattle, hogs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle and hog futures tumbled on Thursday on worries about demand for beef and pork as soaring coronavirus infections across the country threatened more restaurant and food service closures and forced more Americans to shelter at home. Investors also fear a repeat of the livestock processing disruptions seen in the […] Read more