Futures Market Recap

Livestock Futures Gain on Tight Short-term Supplies

Cattle futures ended higher Monday as higher prices for beef are expected to lure packers to the market at a time when cattle are lean. February Live cattle rose 162 to settle at $125, the April contract gained 55 to

Hog Futures Closed Higher on Higher Belly Prices

Lean hog futures climbed Friday, driven up a rebound in pork belly prices. April lean hogs rose 145 to close at 68.02, snapping a three-day losing streak, the May contract gained 110 to 73.97. Cattle future ended mixed with February

USDA Report Scuttles Soybean Futures

Hog futures extended losses Thursday despite a closely watched government report that showed the nation’s total pork stocks dropped from a year ago. April lean hogs dropped 117 for April delivery to close at 66.57, and My fell 52 to

Cattle Futures Soar on Perceived Tight Supplies and Robust Demand

Cattle futures extended gains Wednesday after a closely watched weekly auction showed robust demand for live cattle and firm pricing. February live cattle futures rose 220 to end at $121, the April contract gained 77 to $116, and March feeders

Corn Futures Lone Gainer in Grain & Oilseed Markets

Cattle futures gained Tuesday as traders eye tighter supplies of feeder cattle available to the market at time of seasonally lower supplies. Both feeder cattle and live cattle futures advanced, with February live cattle up 117 at $119, April gained

Hog Futures Gain into Long Holiday Weekend

Livestock futures ended a choppy week of trading Friday with gains for hog contracts that still left the complex nursing losses over the past five sessions. Cattle made narrow gains. A looming warm spell across much of the country has

Grains & Oilseeds Step Back

Meat production was disrupted Thursday by a nationwide labor protest against immigration policies though the supply disruption didn’t prevent a dip in livestock futures, with lean hogs shedding 1.3%. There were no reports of plant closures, though some meatpackers said

Fresh Buying in Commodity Funds Push Grain Futures Higher

Cattle futures settle lower after weaker-than-expected pricing in a weekly Fed auction that left 18 of the 30 lots unsold. Hogs lost their early advance even with supportive cash prices. April live cattle fell 65 to $113, the June contract

Hog Futures Continue Rally

Hog futures rallied again Tuesday on the back of higher cash prices that outweighed a potential hit to demand from bad weather on the East Coast. The April lean hogs contract took on front-month responsibilities.  April hogs gained 160 to

Hog Futures Continue to Gain on Demand

Investors continued to pile into the hog market on Monday on the back of speculative trades ahead of the front-month contract’s next-day expiry while the rest of the complex succumbed to selling pressure. Packers serving robust demand and decent margins