U.S. livestock: Hog, cattle futures rise on bargain buying

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — CME live cattle futures rose on Friday on some bargain buying but still posted their first weekly loss in five weeks, traders said. Bargain buying also supported hog futures, which had posted lower closes in seven of the previous eight sessions. Signs of weakness in the cash markets kept a lid […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle sink on profit-taking, technical selling

Lean hogs, feeder cattle mixed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures fell on Monday in a profit-taking and technical-selling setback amid concerns about weaker demand for cattle and beef, traders said. Position rolling by funds, as they closed out long positions in the spot month and bought deferred contracts on the second day of the five-session “Goldman roll” period, […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs trim as packers work through holiday backlogs

CME cattle futures pressured lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell on Wednesday as packers work through backlogs caused by holiday shutdowns, analysts said. Daily hog slaughter regained from holiday pace, with 495,000 head processed compared to 472,000 head the week prior, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, but was still short of prior year pace. […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle rally on fund-driven buying

CME lean hogs end narrowly mixed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose two per cent on Tuesday, bouncing back from a sell-off a day earlier, lifted by speculative buying and broad strength in commodities as investors seek a hedge against inflation, analysts said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) February live cattle futures settled up 2.75 cents at 115.05 cents/lb. […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures weaken on technical setback

Hog futures up ahead of USDA data

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures eased on Monday, setting back on some mild technical selling after three days of gains, while hog futures edged higher, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) February live cattle futures settled 0.2 cent lower at 114.65 cents/lb. (all figures US$). The contract hit its highest since Nov. […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle futures firm as cash market rebound seen

Hog report expected to show smaller herd

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose for the third day in a row on Friday, on expectations that the cash market would rebound from recent lows in the coming days. Traders also viewed a government report that showed cattle placements during November were down sharply from a year earlier as bullish. “The […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hog futures rally on technical buying

February live cattle futures lower

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures rose 3.8 per cent on Monday, notching their biggest daily gain since September, in a technical bounce from the three-week low they hit on Friday, traders said. “We hit the bottom end of the range so we are just bouncing back,” said Don Roose, president of brokerage […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle rise on technical and bargain buying

CME lean hog futures sink

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures advanced for a third straight session on Friday supported by technical and bargain buying and as strong packer margins were seen potentially keeping a floor under cash cattle prices. Futures rose despite some demand concerns as soaring U.S. coronavirus rates triggered lockdowns that impact restaurant traffic, and […] 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