U.S. livestock: CME hogs limit down on demand concerns

Chicago | Reuters — CME lean hog futures fell sharply on Friday, with the most-active October contract notching a limit-down move as traders worried that seasonal growth in supplies will outstrip demand. Weakness in the cash market also spilled over into the futures, traders said. The demand concerns stemmed from uncertainty about potential purchases from […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn futures break losing streak

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures steadied near a three-month low on Thursday as traders said the market was oversold following sharp declines stemming from a bearish U.S. Agriculture Department harvest forecast issued on Monday. Soybean futures traded higher overnight but turned lower after a weak export sales report. Soy futures settled near session […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hog futures sink to five-month low

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures fell to a five-month low on Thursday, pressured by big supplies that overwhelmed any optimism about news that China made its biggest purchases of U.S. pork in seven weeks, traders said. The world’s largest pork consumer bought 10,211 tonnes of U.S. pork between Aug. 2-8 […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures mixed, hogs firm

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) cattle futures were mixed on Wednesday, with deferred months mostly higher on bargain buying after hitting multiyear lows on Tuesday. But nearby live cattle contracts continued to weaken. The front-month contract hit its lowest level since October 2016 on expectations that the shutdown of a major beef […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soybean futures fall

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell 1.5 per cent on Wednesday, with investors shedding risky assets as concerns about the global economy spilled over into the grain markets. Forecasts for some rain in key growing areas of the U.S. Midwest in the coming weeks added to the pressure on the corn market and […] Read more