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JBS profit bolstered by weak currency, strong Chinese and U.S. markets

China became third largest beef export market for JBS Canada, company says

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo | Reuters — Meat processor JBS SA’s fourth-quarter profit rose 65 per cent from a year earlier, boosted by strong food sales in China and the U.S. and a sharp devaluation of Brazil’s real currency, the company said in a securities filing on Wednesday. For full-year 2020 its profit was 4.6 billion reais, […] Read more

CME June 2021 lean hogs with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs resume climb on robust demand

Cattle down ahead of USDA report

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures ended mostly higher on Friday, rebounding from sharp declines the previous day as strong pork demand and tight hog supplies extended the market’s recent advance. Hog futures have soared in recent weeks, with April futures touching a 6-1/2 year front-month-contract high on Friday, as traders […] Read more

File photo of uncooked chicken wings. (Mimadeo/iStock/Getty Images)

Brazil’s BRF gets nod to export wings to Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazilian food processor BRF said on Tuesday Canada has authorized chicken wing exports from two of its plants located in top farm state Mato Grosso. BRF has been seeking to sell more products to Canada to strengthen its position in developed markets and also shore up competition against domestic rivals […] Read more

CBOT May 2021 corn with 20- and 50-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Nearby corn futures firm as USDA reports big sales to China

CBOT May soybeans, wheat also up

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures edged higher in actively traded nearby contracts on Tuesday on strong export demand after the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the largest sales to China since January. Soybean futures were mixed, with nearby prices rising on concerns about South American harvest weather and spillover support from higher spot […] Read more

CME June 2021 lean hogs with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs up on tightening hog supplies, strong pork demand

CME live cattle futures mixed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures were mostly higher on Tuesday on lofty pork prices, tightening hog supplies and hopes for improved meat demand as economies begin to fully re-open after coronavirus pandemic shutdowns. Hog supplies have tightened following liquidation of the U.S. sow herd last year and some disease-related U.S. […] Read more


CBOT May 2021 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn futures rally on export strength

Chicago wheat, soybeans rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose 1.9 per cent to a one-week high on Monday, recovering from overnight weakness after a U.S. government report showed that export demand for the grain remained high. Soybean and wheat futures also were firm after trading in negative territory during the overnight session. A weekly U.S. Agriculture […] Read more

File photo of a combine harvesting a wheat crop in Ukraine. (SergBob/iStock/Getty Images)

Demand from China puts Ukraine barley above top-end milling wheat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kyiv | Reuters — Prices for Ukrainian-origin barley from this year’s harvest have exceeded those of high quality milling wheat due to strong demand from China, analysts at APK-Inform said on Friday. Forward contract prices for 2021 harvest barley stood at $220-$230 a tonne c.p.t. (carriage paid to) Black Sea June-July delivery, while high-quality milling […] Read more

CME April 2021 lean hogs with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: CME hogs hit contract highs, led by strong cash markets

Live cattle futures close mixed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures surged three per cent on Thursday, setting life-of-contract highs on firming cash hog markets and rising wholesale pork prices, traders said. CME April lean hog futures settled up 2.725 cents at 91.5 cents/lb. after recording a contract high at 91.7 cents (all figures US$). […] Read more


A barley crop south of Ethelton, Sask. on July 30, 2019. (Dave Bedard photo)

Feed weekly outlook: High barley prices to stay awhile

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The price of feed barley in Western Canada, along with those of other feed grains such as corn and wheat, has jumped over the past year and shows no signs of a drop-off. Mike Fleischhauer of Eagle Commodities in Lethbridge said international demand — especially in China, Japan and India — has grown […] Read more

CME April 2021 lean hogs with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Hog futures take a breather

April live cattle up, but well down off highs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures consolidated on Friday as the market caught its breath after pulling back from contract highs reached last week. Strong demand for U.S. pork from China recently supported hog futures, as China is battling the fatal pig disease African swine fever, which increased its need […] Read more