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CME February 2022 lean hogs (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (pink, brown and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: CME lean hogs down on technical selling, export worries

Chicago cattle futures up

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures fell on Wednesday on technical selling and fears that falling Chinese hog prices point to slowing export demand for U.S. pork, traders said. CME December lean hog futures settled down 1.375 cents at 76.025 cents/lb., after dipping to 75.925 cents and filling a gap on

A hamburger made with a Mosa Meat patty.

Comment: Why the cultured meat industry needs its own Elon Musk

Lab-grown meat looks like it could change the way animal protein is supplied to consumers

Leonardo DiCaprio has just used his A-list magic powers yet again by investing in two American cultured meat startups, Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat, which use animal cells. This is the same actor who invested in a vegetable protein company even before the plant-based phenomenon was a thing. That company was Beyond Meat, now worth


CME December 2021 live cattle (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (pink, dark red and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle down on technical selling, uncertain demand

Pork export concerns drag on hogs

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures ended lower for a second straight session on Tuesday, retreating from early strength on technical selling and uncertainty about consumer demand for meat, traders said. CME December live cattle futures settled 0.4 cent lower at 130.025 cents/lb., turning down after meeting technical resistance at its

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White House not ruling out a U.S. carbon tax

Option 'not off the table' despite Manchin comment

Washington | Reuters –– The White House on Tuesday said it has not ruled out a carbon tax as a possible option for fighting climate change, even though U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a critical holdout in the closely divided Senate, said he was not discussing the topic in talks about U.S. spending and infrastructure bills.



CME December 2021 live cattle (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (pink, dark red and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle retreat from one-month high

Corn futures weigh on feeder cattle

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower on Monday, hit by profit-taking and technical selling after the benchmark December contract hit a one-month high on Friday, traders said. A stronger close in corn futures pressured feeder cattle futures. CME December live cattle futures settled down 0.55 cent at 130.425 cents/lb.

Walmart Canada is the first retailer in Canada to offer on-pack certified sustainable claims on a line of beef products.

Sustainable beef interest hits new peak

About 17 per cent more beef was sold with a CRSB sustainability claim last year

Canadians were more likely to consume certified sustainable beef last year than ever before. The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) says that 5.6 million pounds of beef were sold from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 with a CRSB framework claim. The framework lays out sustainability standards for farms, feedlots, processors and others,

Sustainable beef body asks for farmer input

Chair Anne Wasko says the CRSB is seeking feedback from all producers

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is urging producers to weigh in on the next round of environmental metrics on the beef industry. The roundtable launched a producer survey in late September. Responses will be part of the roundtable’s benchmarking efforts and will provide updated numbers to estimates calculated by the CRSB following the


CME January 2022 feeder cattle (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (pink, brown and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: CME cattle futures mixed

Hogs rise on short-covering

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange feeder cattle futures fell on Friday, pressured by rising corn prices, while live cattle futures inched up as traders anticipated seeing the cash trade improve, traders said. Meanwhile, lean hog futures rose on short-covering ahead of the weekend. The cattle market has been battered by boxed beef prices