U.S. livestock: Live cattle climb on hopes for higher cash trade

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures closed modestly higher on Wednesday, extending a five-week rally tied to expectations of strong prices this week for cattle in the cash market, traders said. “Cash is $1-$2 higher every week, better than what people anticipated,” said Scott Varilek, a broker at Kooima and Kaemingk Commodities Inc. […] Read more




American researchers say there are benefits to taking cattle off pasture in early September.

Study questions benefits of extended grazing

There are benefits to taking cattle off when weight gain starts to decline – not when the grass is gone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – For more than a decade, Canadian cattle ranchers and researchers have looked for ways to extend the grazing season. They’ve studied and implemented bale grazing, swath grazing, corn grazing, using crop residues, perennial pastures held in reserve and other techniques to keep cattle on the field in the fall and winter. Meanwhile, […] Read more




U.S. livestock: CME lean hogs recover on bargain buying, trade hopes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rallied on Tuesday in a technical and bargain-buying rebound from one-month lows amid hopes that China would step up U.S. pork imports as the country’s domestic pork prices have soared. The hog herd in China, the world’s largest pork market, has been decimated by African […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs limit down on U.S.-China trade jitters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures fell their daily limit on Monday, declining for a fifth straight session as an aggressive slaughter pace and uncertainty about this week’s U.S. trade talks with China overshadowed rising pork cut-out values, traders said. The selloff came as U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators launched a […] Read more