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U.S. livestock: Cattle futures hit four-month top

Lean hogs up on export news

Chicago | Reuters — Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) rose on Thursday to four-month highs as steady to firmer cash cattle prices signaled that meat packers may have largely worked through a backlog of market-ready cattle that built up this spring, traders said. CME August live cattle futures settled up 1.975

U.S. grains: Soy, corn up with export demand

September wheat slips off recent high

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose on Thursday for a third straight session as top global soy buyer China booked more U.S. supplies of the oilseed, traders said. Corn also firmed while wheat futures fell on profit-taking following a three-week rally. Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures settled up 8-1/4 cents at

U.S. livestock: Live cattle up with cash values, technical buying

CME lean hog contracts mixed

Chicago | Reuters — Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) closed higher on Wednesday, led by the nearby August contract on signs of firmer cash cattle prices and technical buying, traders said. Market-ready cattle traded in the cash market at $95-$97/cwt in the southern Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported, after

U.S. grains: CBOT wheat highest since April

Spec buying, export talk lift September wheat; other crops follow

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures rose more than four per cent on Wednesday and touched a 2-1/2-month high as rising global cash prices and rumours of Chinese purchases triggered a round of speculative buying and short-covering, traders and analysts said. Soybean and corn futures also rose despite outlooks for generally favourable weather and

U.S. grains: Soy up after crop ratings dip

Corn sags despite sale to China

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures edged higher on Tuesday after weekly crop condition ratings declined, but improving weather in the Midwest crop belt kept a lid on rallies by backing expectations for large harvests, traders said. Corn closed lower, shrugging off news of a massive Chinese purchase of U.S. corn. Wheat firmed, buoyed

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures drift lower on beef demand worries

Hog futures down off Monday's rally

Chicago | Reuters — Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) fell on Tuesday for a second straight session on weak wholesale beef prices and worries about consumer demand, given uncertainty about the health of the U.S. economy, traders said. CME August live cattle futures settled down 0.85 cent at 98.8 cents/lb. and

U.S. grains: Corn, soy down as weather favours yield prospects

Trade monitoring Northern Hemisphere wheat crops

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell more than two per cent on Monday, nearing a two-week low as Midwest weather forecasts turned milder for the crop’s key growth phase this month, raising the potential for a large harvest, analysts said. The rosy weather outlook also pushed soybean futures lower, and wheat followed the

U.S. livestock: Hogs up on pork demand, export optimism

Feeder cattle up on lower corn prices

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. hog futures rose on Monday on signs of improving demand for pork products and optimism about export demand from China as the Asian country struggles with renewed outbreaks of a hog disease, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) August lean hog futures settled up 1.4 cents at 51.275 cents/lb., after

U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures rise on new-month buying

Hogs mostly down on concerns over supplies, demand

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures closed higher on Wednesday on what appeared to be technical and speculative buying at the start of a new month and quarter, analysts said. Yet the benchmark August live cattle contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange remained rangebound, with rallies capped by weak beef prices as slaughterhouses