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U.S. livestock: Beef quotes send CME live cattle higher

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Tuesday gained after triggering buy stops, spurred by the morning’s wholesale beef price rebound, traders said. Firmer wholesale beef values stirred bull spreads, in which traders bought February futures and simultaneously sold deferred months. February live cattle finished 1.175 cents/lb. higher at 124.725 cents



U.S. livestock: Hogs turn up on short-covering, bargain buying

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs finished higher on Friday after short covering and bargain buying pared some of the market’s recent losses tied to fears about NAFTA negotiations, said traders. On Wednesday, Mexico said it would withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, following Canadian government worries that the U.S.




U.S. livestock: CME live cattle mount late-session rally

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed moderately higher on Tuesday, following late-day short-covering and bargain hunting after three sessions of losses, said traders. Futures initially drew more support from their lower price compared to last week’s slaughter-ready, or cash, cattle returns. Market advances were limited by funds in CME’s livestock markets


U.S. livestock: Hogs turn up on cash, wholesale pork prices

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs finished higher on Wednesday after stronger cash and wholesale pork prices pared some of Tuesday’s losses, said traders. Funds periodically sold, or “rolled,” lead-month positions into deferred months ahead of similar moves early next week. Monday will be the first of five days that funds in



U.S. livestock: Cash price optimism boosts CME live cattle

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle on Thursday reached a seven-week high, propelled by expectations for steady-to-higher cash prices by week’s end, said traders. Thursday’s wholesale beef price upswing, short-covering and year-end positioning furthered market advances, they said. December live cattle, which will expire on Friday, closed 2.525 cents/lb. higher at 124.55