Futures Market Recap

Grain & Oilseed Futures End with a Bounce

Hog futures closed higher, but gave back most of the session’s gains. December lean hogs rose 55 to 60.65, the February contract gained 50 to 67.07. Feedlots placed more cattle than expected in lots for fattening last month, suggesting that

Corn Futures Sink to New Lows

Cattle futures fell on Thursday, giving back the previous session’s gains as traders looked ahead to a government supply report. The futures market was under some pressure after prices in the cash market for physical cattle fell this week. Hog

Soybean Futures Turn Higher on Demand

Cattle futures rebounded Wednesday despite falling prices for physical cattle. Meatpackers lowered their bids for slaughter-ready cattle in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s cash markets. Analysts said futures traders eased off selling Wednesday after cattle contracts fell over 7% from early November.

Row Crop Futures Stumble

Livestock futures traded sideways on Monday. Prices for hogs and cattle fell last week as traders faced a plentiful supply outlook in the coming months. But futures markets were mixed on Monday, steadying as bargain-hunting traders took advantage of discounted

Grain & Oilseed Futures Likely Range-bound for the Foreseeable Future

Livestock futures ended the week sharply lower as traders reacted to softening cash markets. Prices for physical cattle and hogs have been steady to lower this week. With supplies for both forecast to grow next year, analysts expect further pressure

Wheat Futures Hang On While Other Grains & Oilseeds Fall

Cattle futures were mixed on Thursday after a downturn in physical cattle prices continued to weigh on the market. The lower trend pressured the futures market. Recent government reports showed large numbers of cattle being fattened in feedlots, and analysts

Grain Futures Fall on Rising Dollar and Falling Crude

Hog futures fell for a fifth consecutive session as meatpackers continued offering less money for pigs. Cash prices for slaughter-ready hogs had risen through most of October before turning lower in November. The reversal came as meatpackers eased off buying

Livestock Futures Tumble

Cattle futures tumbled as traders questioned whether demand will be able to keep pace with rising beef prices. Hog contracts were mixed. Swelling supplies of pork and beef, and concerns that export and domestic demand could falter as prices climb,

Cattle Future Soar into the Weekend

Cattle futures resumed their upward path Friday as end-of-week buying buoyed cash markets and fed through to derivative markets. The prospect of higher supplies ahead of the holiday season didn’t deter sellers from holding out for higher cash prices, driving

Livestock Futures Slip

Livestock futures fell Thursday as the prospect of larger supplies started to chip away at the elevated cash prices that have triggered contract highs in recent sessions. The potential supply squeeze that triggered higher cash cattle prices last week still