U.S. livestock: Cattle end mixed, June sets new high

Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. live cattle futures finished mixed after touching a new contract high on Thursday, as concerns about cold weather tightening supplies underpinned prices. Forecasts for more cold, snowy weather in the middle of the country kept traders on edge after recent storms slowed transportation and weight gain in herds. Cattle typically […] Read more

Maple Leaf profit misses estimates on weak pork prices

Reuters — Packaged meat producer Maple Leaf Foods missed analysts’ estimates for quarterly profit on Thursday, as weak pork prices offset growth in its prepared meats business. Pork prices have taken a beating from the Sino-U.S. trade war, with China’s retaliatory tariffs affecting demand from the South Asian country, which is the world’s biggest pork […] Read more









U.S. livestock: Hog futures drop on weak pork prices

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell to the lowest levels since mid-August on Wednesday, declining for the second straight session as weaker prices for pork pointed to abundant supplies, traders and analysts said. Cattle futures also eased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange but prices stayed within recent trading ranges as investors waited […] Read more