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Cattle Higher on Wednesday Despite Weaker Beef Action
Live cattle futures extended their gains into Wednesday, with contracts up 72 cents to $1.60. Some southern cattle traded at $187 to $188 on Wednesday, about steady with last week. Feeder cattle futures were mostly higher, with contracts up a tick to 75 cents, although front month August was down...
Hogs Bulls Look to Continue Bounce
Lean hogs rallied on Wednesday, with contracts 37 cents to $2.35 higher at the close. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $85.08 on Wednesday afternoon, a 3 cent increase from the day prior. The CME Lean Hog Index was $88.62 on July 15, up 20 cents from...
Cotton Slips Lower on Thursday Morning
Cotton prices are down 11 to 27 points as we head into the weekly Export Sales release. Futures were back to higher trade on Wednesday, with contracts up 8 to 75 points at the close. October traded at the highest price since July 3. The US dollar index was 529...
Corn Slipping Lower Ahead of Export Sales Release
Corn prices are down 1 to 2 ½ cents early on Thursday. Futures ended the Wednesday session with contracts ¾ to 3 cents higher. The higher Tuesday and Wednesday price action was still contained within Monday’s intraday range. EIA data from Wednesday morning showed near record high ethanol production in...
Wheat Extending Pop on Thursday Morning
Wheat prices are higher as we trade through the Thursday morning session. All three wheat exchanges were higher on Wednesday. Chicago futures were up 4 to 8 ½ cents per bushel. Kansas City contracts were 6 to 10 ¾ cents higher at the close. MPLS spring wheat futures were leading...
Soybeans Fading Lower on Thursday Morning
Soybeans are posting 2 to 6 cent lower trade on Thursday morning. They closed out Wednesday with front months up ½ to 6 ¾ cents and new crop November and other deferreds down 2 ¼ to 5 ¼ cents on the day. Soymeal futures were higher on Wednesday with contracts...

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