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Cattle, hogs rise as grain markets settle - CME

14 March 2022

Grain and soy markets appear to be stabilising

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures rose on Friday, supported by technical buying, traders said.

Cattle futures also were firm, bouncing back from two days of declines on some end-of-week bargain hunting, reported Reuters.

Signs of stability in the grain and soy markets after wild volatility since Russia's invasion of Ukraine added support to livestock markets. The fighting between those two key global suppliers halted exports from the Black Sea region, driving up the cost of feed.

CME April live cattle rose 1.4 cents to 137.3 cents per lb. May feeder cattle gained 1.925 cents to 163.725 cents.

Choice cuts of boxed beef rose by $1.14 to $255.08 per cwt by Friday morning, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said. Select cuts gained $2.85 to $260.22 per cwt.

CME April lean hog futures closed up 2.625 cents to end at 102.725 cents per pound. June hogs gained 3.275 cents to finish at 118.175 cents per pound.

The most-active April contract rose above its 40-day moving average during Friday's session. Technical resistance was seen at the contract's 10-day moving average.

Source: Reuters


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