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Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 13, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.58 and 1/2, up 4 and 1/4 centsJul. soybeans closed at $11.89 and 1/2, up 12 and 1/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $368.30, up $8.10Jul. soybean oil closed at 43.86, up 7 pointsJul. wheat closed at $6.20, up 3... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 12, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.54 and 1/4, up 4 and 3/4 centsJul. soybeans closed at $11.77 and 1/4, down 3/4 centJul. soybean meal closed at $360.20, up 90 centsJul. soybean oil closed at 43.79, up 12 pointsJul. wheat closed... Read More.

Hog futures higher on oversold signals

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were lower waiting for direct business to develop with boxed beef lower at midday. August live cattle closed $.60 lower at $178.32 and October lives closed $.67 lower at $181.05.  August feeder cattle closed... Read More.

Cattle, hog futures move lower

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were lower, waiting for the week’s direct business to develop. August live cattle closed $1.05 lower at $178.92 and October live cattle closed $.45 lower at $181.72.  August feeder cattle closed $1 lower at... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: June 11, 2024

Jul. corn closed at $4.49 and 1/2, down 2 and 1/4 centsJul. soybeans closed at $11.78, down 10 and 1/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $359.30, down $8.70Jul. soybean oil closed at 43.67, up 1 pointJul. wheat closed at... Read More.

Hog futures were mostly higher ahead of Thursday’s report

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were up, and feeders were mostly higher watching direct business unfold.  April live cattle closed $1.40 higher at $185 and June lives closed $1.57 higher at $180.25.  April feeder cattle closed $.25 higher at $247.12 and... Read More.

CME milk futures lower, cash dairy steady to higher Thursday

Milk futures were lower and the cash dairy markets were steady to higher Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  April Class III milk was down $0.08 at $15.56.  May was down $0.09 at $15.96.  June was down $0.13 at $16.64.  July was down $0.13 at $17.39.   August through February contracts ranged... Read More.

Hog futures mixed ahead of quarterly inventory report

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were mostly higher, and feeders were higher waiting for direct business to develop, bouncing just a little bit off of Tuesday’s sharp moves lower.  April lives closed $.50 higher at $183.60 and June lives closed $.30... Read More.

Milk futures, cash dairy mostly lower

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were mostly lower midweek as was cash trade with position squaring and a higher dollar providing some weakness. April Class III milk 21 cents lower at $15.64. May 32 cents lower at $16.05. June down 32 cents... Read More.

Cattle futures drop sharply

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were sharply lower on speculative and technical selling. April live cattle closed $3.10 lower at $183.10 and June live cattle closed $3.22 lower at $178.37.  April feeder cattle closed $5.00 lower at $245.45 and... Read More.