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US cattle futures fall - CME

23 June 2022

Hog futures retreat from two-month high

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group cattle futures fell on Wednesday, as surprise deliveries in Texas showed that cash market supplies were higher than expected, reported Reuters, citing traders.

Hog futures were lower, snapping a streak of four straight higher closes as traders locked in profits from the market's move to a two-month high.

CME July lean hog futures dipped 0.875 cent to close at 111.85 cents per pound, while the most-active August hogs were 1.525 cents lower at 108.325 cents per pound.

The most-active August live cattle futures dropped 1.325 cent to 134.925 cents per pound. October cattle fell 1.225 cent to 141.075 cents

CME August feeder cattle shed 2.15 cents to settle at 173.15 cents per pound.

Beef processors slaughtered an estimated 126,000 cattle on Wednesday, unchanged from a week ago and 10,000 more than a year earlier, the US Department of Agriculture said. Pork processors slaughtered an estimated 469,000 hogs, down from 473,000 hogs a year earlier.

Source: Reuters



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