U.S. livestock: CME hogs lower as rally pauses

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed mostly lower on Monday as softening cash hog prices sparked a round of profit-taking after Friday’s contract highs, traders said. “Cash prices stopped moving higher at a rapid clip, so everyone is taking a step back,” said Altin Kalo, agricultural economist for New Hampshire-based […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Hog futures mixed, cattle futures firm

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures were mixed on Monday, with the front-month contract firming slightly after two straight days of declines while deferreds continued to ease. Traders said that fresh pork exports to China were required to ease the burdensome supplies and boost hog futures higher. “Even though we […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs tumble after Trump threatens Mexico border closure

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures ended down sharply for a second straight day on Friday after a volatile session in which traders weighed thinner near-term hog supplies against risks to pork exports with Mexico. Early-session strength stemmed from a quarterly U.S. Department of Agriculture hog supply report, released after […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs limit down as export sales disappoint

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures plunged more than three per cent on Thursday as disappointing export sales data triggered profit-taking following the market’s recent run to the highest in more than eight months, traders said. Contracts from May to December closed down the daily three-cent limit, including actively traded […] Read more