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U.S. livestock: Cattle end mostly lower; hog futures narrowly mixed

Chicago | Reuters – Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mostly lower on Friday on technical selling and lackluster cash cattle trade this week, traders said. CME benchmark October live cattle settled down 0.375 cent at 128.125 cents per pound, and September feeder cattle futures ended down 0.475 cent at 163.075 cents

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U.S. livestock: CME cattle futures rise after U.S. cuts beef production forecasts

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle futures rose on Thursday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture reduced its forecasts for domestic beef production. The agency, in a monthly report, trimmed its estimate for 2021 U.S. beef production by 0.1 percent from July to 26.965 billion pounds due to lighter expected carcass weights. The production forecast


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U.S. livestock: CME hogs end mostly higher on bargain buying, cattle drift lower

Chicago | Reuters – Lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mostly higher on Wednesday as bargain-buying and firmer wholesale pork prices helped the benchmark October contract rebound from a one-month low set a day earlier. CME October lean hogs settled up 1.975 cents at 85.850 cents per pound and December hogs rose

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U.S. livestock: CME cattle futures rise as beef prices climb; hogs end lower

Chicago | Reuters – Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed higher on Tuesday, lifted by surging beef prices and rising packer margins that fueled expectations of firmer cash cattle prices this week, traders said. CME October live cattle settled up 0.650 cent at 128.125 cents per pound, while September feeder cattle futures



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U.S. livestock: Live cattle firms on improved cash, holiday demand

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures climbed on Friday, supported by elevated cash cattle trade and stronger wholesale beef prices, analysts said. “I think it’s a combination of things, including packers trying to get beef into the pipeline before the Labor day features,” said Alan Brugler, president of Brugler Marketing. “Cash

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U.S. livestock: CME lean hogs fall on anticipated larger supplies

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures slipped on Thursday as traders look ahead to increased supplies of hogs heading into the fall and producers hedge against the possibility of future price declines, traders said. CME August lean hog futures closed unchanged at 109.475 cents per pound, while benchmark October hogs lost

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U.S. livestock: CME live cattle firm on scarce supply and firmer cash markets

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures firmed on Wednesday as cash trade firmed and wholesale beef prices march higher, traders said. “We have some tighter market-ready cattle supplies right now. The outlook is for supplies to tighten further later in the year and into next year,” said Doug Houghton, technical analyst


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U.S. livestock: CME lean hogs firm as market-ready supplies remain soft

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures gained for a second day on Tuesday, supported by lower supplies of market ready hogs as the August futures contract nears expiration. “Until we start seeing better numbers coming forward on packer runs, I think that’s going to elevate things a little bit,” said Matthew