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Cash hogs close mixed as wholesale market inconsistency continues

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle were sharply lower on fund liquidation and technical selling, waiting for widespread direct business to get established. December live was down $2.55 at $178.77 and February was $3.55 lower at $178.42. January feeders were $5.60 lower... Read More.

Hog futures pressured by cash and wholesale business

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were lower, and feeders were mostly lower waiting for the week’s direct business to develop.  December live cattle closed $.35 lower at $185 and February lives closed $.30 lower at $189.32.  November feeders closed $.70 higher... Read More.

Hog futures see cash, wholesale support

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were down and feeders were mostly lower, getting ready for the week’s direct business. August live was down $.45 at $178.30 and October was $.70 lower at $179.60. August feeders were $.02 lower at $243.22 and September... Read More.

Hog futures supported by strong cash and wholesale business

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were higher ahead of the week’s direct cash business.  August live cattle closed $1.62 higher at $178.82 and October live cattle closed $1.77 higher at $181.72.  August feeder closed $.90 higher at $247.15 and... Read More.

Cattle futures shrug off cash, wholesale trade

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle futures were higher with feeders in the lead on the lower move in corn, getting ready for Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report. That strength in feeders helped both pits shrug off any bearish... Read More.

Indiana Farmers Union helps producers get wholesale buyers

Several small farm producers in Indiana are working with Farmers Union to sell their products beyond the farmers’ market. Michael Morrow is the Executive Director of Indiana Farmers Union and owns Tomorrow’s Farm.  He tells Brownfield the organization has been staying abreast of food... Read More.