Rick Kment

DTN Analyst
Rick Kment
Rick Kment is DTN's ethanol and dairy analyst. Rick joined DTN in March 2005. He has more than 15 years of experience in the agribusiness and dairy industries, including five years managing his own farm and nine years working with agricultural producers and agribusinesses throughout the Midwest on animal nutrition and farm management.

Rick graduated from Kansas State University where he received an animal science degree, focusing on animal nutrition and management. After spending several years in the industry he returned to the University of Nebraska to earn an MBA in agribusiness focused on leadership development and agricultural finance and management.

Rick was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska. He has lived in several locations in the Midwest. He currently resides in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife Jacki and sons Cole and Quinn.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Trade continues to balance short- and long-term meat demand needs, leaving futures prices mixed in a narrow range early Friday morning. This could keep markets subdued through most of the session.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Cash cattle trade continues to shift higher throughout the week with some traders still holding out for higher money Friday morning. This could allow light-to-moderate trade to trickle in through late week trade with limited cash...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Active early week gains in all cattle trade has sparked renewed bullish optimism ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend. Live cattle futures continue to set new short-term highs, driven primarily by technical support across live...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses in lean hog futures Tuesday added to the wide market swings seen during early August. Pork prices were unable to continue the surge higher last week, and that is bringing increased caution to the entire complex...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Narrow price moves seen Tuesday morning quickly dashed hopes of further widespread gains across livestock trade. This is causing traders to make light to moderate adjustments and could limit further short-term price support.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Active gains Monday in all livestock trade set sights even higher as traders enter the market early Tuesday morning. The expectation that firming price levels will develop as traders look for increased technical and fundamental...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Strong underlying support is redeveloping in lean hog trade Monday morning with the focus on technical support breaking out of the previous trading range. This could help to bring additional commercial interest back to the market.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Elevated cash cattle sales last week helped to spark renewed fundamental interest through the complex. But this has left futures trade searching for additional longer-term direction. Hog futures appear to focus on expanding last...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Despite firmness in cash cattle trade and higher boxed beef values, futures trade is posting losses in most contracts. The inability to rekindle buyer activity at the end of the week could limit follow-through buyer support.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Cattle futures are expected to coast into the weekend with limited significant market moves likely to develop before the end of the week. Firm support in boxed beef values and cash cattle trade is sparking additional interest...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Firming cash market support during the week is helping to drive additional buyer support into live cattle and feeder cattle trade. This will continue to be closely watched to determine if nearby live cattle contracts can break...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Cash cattle trade in the South is starting to develop with prices generally $2 to $3 per cwt higher than last week's levels. The underlying support is expected to add firmness to nearby futures trade.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Early moves in live cattle and feeder cattle have pushed prices in opposite directions. This is creating underlying concerns about sustaining recent highs in live cattle trade.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Firm pressure is expected to continue in lean hog trade Tuesday morning following early week pressure in nearby contracts. With August and October futures now trading under the $50 per cwt price levels, additional concerns are...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Limited interest is seen in cattle markets Monday morning with traders focusing more on position adjustments following last week's gains, rather than any widespread market adjustments. Hog futures are showing increased pressure...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Traders are entering the month of August with optimism that strong momentum built at the end of July will redevelop in cattle futures. Spot-month live cattle and feeder cattle trade set short-term highs Friday, setting the bar...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Trade has slowed in cattle markets as aggressive buyers so active the last two sessions seemed content to allow prices stabilize before assessing further direction. This could lead to lightly traded market moves over the next two...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Strong buyer support in all cattle trade over the last two days has been driven by technical buyer support moving back into the complex. Although there is underlying support for additional short-term gains, the ability to break...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Firm buyer support quickly moved back into live cattle and feeder cattle futures at opening bell, confirming the buyer support redeveloping in the complex. Moderate pressure in lean hog futures trade is focusing on the lack of...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Cattle traders continue to focus on the ability to regain early week losses, while focusing on firming cash cattle trade and stable wholesale beef values. This could spark renewed buyer support in most cattle futures contracts...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Initial short covering moved into cattle futures Tuesday morning as traders focus on finding buyer interest following the market adjustment Monday. This is leading to limited market direction, but mixed price levels during early trade.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit pressure in live cattle and feeder cattle trade late Monday has sparked growing uncertainty about the ability to sustain recent buyer momentum. The potential for firm follow-through technical pressure in cattle trade...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    With no major surprises in either the Cattle on Feed, or Cattle Inventory report Friday, traders are busy unwinding protection that was built into the market before the reports were released. This has helped to spark limited but...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Following a full day schedule of Cattle reports Friday afternoon, traders will have little ammunition to make significant market changes during early week trade. Some post-report adjustments are likely Monday morning.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Firm but limited buyer support is moving into cattle traders with traders covering short positions that developed Thursday. Although no major surprises are expected in the slate of afternoon cattle reports, the opportunity to...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    The cattle market closed under light-to-moderate pressure Thursday with additional volatility expected during early trade Friday morning. With two major reports hitting the cattle industry at the end of the day, further report...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Lean hog futures led the complex higher early Thursday morning. The focus on continued support in cash hog markets and expectations that additional firmness may develop as traders continue to weigh potential demand support...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Following the Cold Storage Report and USDA Cattle Price Investigation Wednesday, and the Cattle Inventory Report and Cattle on Feed Report through the rest of the week, traders have mixed short-term and long-term market...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Livestock futures are bouncing around in a narrow range as very limited changes are seen in market conditions through the week. Traders continue to focus on reports at the end of the week, hoping for some additional direction...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Three major reports in the cattle industry will be released this week, allowing traders to focus on adjusting numbers and short- and long-term production expectations for the beef industry.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Traders stepped back into the market with light to moderate gains in nearby contracts as short covering became the buzzword of the morning early Tuesday. This may limit upward support as buyer depth appears to be quickly...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    As new cases of COVID-19 hit record levels, growing concern on how this will impact not only meat production, but overall demand for meat through the upcoming weeks and months is adding uncertainty to price levels.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Traders are slowly backing away from last week's gains. The ability to cover positions following wide market shifts over the past few days brought about early selling Monday.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    The firm undertone seen last week in cash and futures cattle trade is expected to test buyer support Monday morning. Although the expectation for follow-through buying remains, early-week position-taking may develop.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Strong gains have held Thursday morning. This is sparking renewed interest in all livestock trade.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Cattle markets appear to be reaching a crossroads following aggressive market gains Tuesday. The ability to test two-month highs will be watched closely as traders look for additional fundamental support.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Traders have quickly backed away from the market losses seen Tuesday. This has caused increased underlying support in all markets, although nearby live cattle and lean hog futures are setting the firming tone early Wednesday...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Firm losses Tuesday in all livestock markets sparked underlying concerns that buyer momentum seen at the end of last week was quickly slipping away. The renewed weakness across the complex rekindled bearish market concerns in all...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Limited direction is seen early Tuesday morning with live cattle futures holding narrow losses in all contracts as traders focus on the lack of recent support in beef values. The narrow trading ranges during initial trade could...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Firm underlying support on Monday in lean hog futures is helping to spark the expectation of limited follow-through support through the hog complex as the week continues. With August lean hog futures now moving above $50 per...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Feeder cattle futures are leading the cattle complex higher with triple-digit gains Monday morning. The focus on testing short-term resistance levels is sparking additional widespread support through the complex.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    August Live cattle futures closed at $100 per cwt even Friday afternoon, helping to spark renewed market optimism that additional, light but supportive momentum may continue in early-week trade. Limited market volume is expected...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Livestock futures are holding a steady pattern early Friday morning with mixed trade seen in all contracts. The lack of additional technical or fundamental news Friday morning is creating a calming effect across the complex.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    The ability to post moderate-to-strong gains in all nearby livestock trade Thursday is creating some follow-through support at the end of the week. Cash market support has helped to put the focus on further possible buyer...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Gains trickled into all nearby livestock futures with increased underlying support moving markets off support levels, but still creating uncertainty in longer-term direction.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Cattle futures are slowly retracting gains seen last week with limited market direction developing as traders continue to keep prices contained within a moderate sideways range.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Follow-through pressure is slowly but steadily moving into the livestock market despite initial attempts of short covering in several cattle contracts. Limited volume is expected most of the day, potentially limiting price shifts in all...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Limited trading volume early in the week in cattle and hog futures has left the markets unable to rekindle buyer support seen during the holiday week. This could allow for further sideways market shifts during the upcoming days.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Livestock futures are mixed in narrow trading ranges with very limited moves seen across the entire complex. The strong gains in cattle trade over the last two sessions are sparking a desire for limited market positioning due to...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Compared to strong triple-digit gains seen the last two trading sessions, early trade Tuesday is expected to remain much more subdued as traders take on a more defensive role, trying to add further support to market prices...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Follow-through buying quickly stepped back into the livestock market as traders return from the long holiday weekend. Nearby lean hog futures are leading the shift higher with August futures breaking above the $50 per cwt...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Strong triple-digit gains late last week helped to create renewed optimism through the entire cattle complex. It is uncertain just how much follow-through buyer support will move back into the market following the holiday break...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Despite the potential for moderate end-of-the-week market shifts as traders prepare for the long holiday weekend, limited market direction is expected Thursday. Trade volume is expected to remain sluggish with some traders...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Buyers quickly moved into the cattle complex as traders moved into the month of July. Although there still remains increased uncertainty in the industry and burdensome cattle supplies, traders appear to be happy to move out of...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Limited market direction is likely on Tuesday as traders are quickly falling into "holiday mode" with the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend limiting trade. Additional end-of-month and quarter position-taking is expected Tuesday...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Trade volume is at a trickle Tuesday morning with very limited activity expected through most of the day. End-of-month and -quarter position adjustments are expected the main focus of Tuesday's trade.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Limited market direction is likely on Tuesday as traders are quickly falling into "holiday mode" with the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend limiting trade. Additional end-of-month and quarter position-taking is expected Tuesday...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Trade Monday morning remains sluggish, with limited direction seen following sharp hog market losses Friday. Trade volume is expected to remain sluggish through most of the week ahead of the holiday weekend. This is creating some...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    With the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday on the horizon, overall trade is expected to be sluggish in all markets. Limited short-covering is expected to develop Monday, although the weaker market tone from late last week is still...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Total hog supplies as of June 1 increased 5% from year-ago levels. This is expected to carry a bearish overall tone into nearby contracts, while the expectation of herd size contraction is expected to carry long-term bullishness...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Early pressure in cattle trade has been limited as prices are hovering within a narrow trading range during early trade. Hog futures are firming as pre-report adjustments are seen Thursday morning.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Traders will be focusing on reports Thursday, with weekly export sales, livestock slaughter and Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report gaining most of the attention through the day. Position adjustments are likely through the entire...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Trade activity Wednesday morning remained extremely sluggish with narrow gains redeveloping in cattle trade, but uncertainty of strong follow-through support raises questions of further midweek support.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Strong triple-digit gains seen Tuesday helped to rekindle the hopes and expectation that recent reductions in meat inventory will spark renewed market gains.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Light to moderate support is seen early Tuesday as traders adjust positions following the June 1 cold storage report. Reduced meat in storage at the end of May is sparking limited short covering.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    August lean hog futures remain under pressure with triple-digit losses Monday setting new contract lows, as concerns of continued strong pork production through the end of the summer exist.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Coming off a generally bearish cattle on feed report Friday afternoon, feeder cattle trade is carrying the brunt of selling pressure with triple-digit losses in most nearby contracts.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Traders will get the first chance to trade Friday's cattle on feed report Monday morning as the focus on heavy cattle supplies through the summer is likely to add increased pressure to the complex.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Bids were raised in the country Wednesday as packers were intent on doing business earlier rather than later. Early sellers likely wish they would have waited, but cattle needed to be moved and lower prices were taken. Hog...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Live cattle made a valiant attempt at extending gains after the large price reversal to start the week. Lean hog futures are struggling as solid supportive news is difficult to find.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Firm underlying support is moving into all cattle trade with moderate buying redeveloping as traders expand early-week gains. The lack of support in lean hog trade is causing some uncertainty as July futures are testing long term...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Following moderate pressure over the last couple of weeks, livestock futures trade appears to be finding underlying support despite continued weakness in cash values. This could bring additional, but limited gains Tuesday morning.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Triple-digit losses quickly develop in live cattle futures Monday morning. The widespread pressure in outside markets has sparked follow through losses in most livestock trade.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Heading into Father's Day week, traders focus on the potential to build demand for meat products as supplies become more available. This could help to build temporary stability through the complex, although concerns of traditional...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Prices are higher through the livestock complex Friday, but the gains are showing limited support as trade interest remains very light.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Limited market activity is expected Friday morning as traders continue to focus on narrow-to-moderate price shifts with little fundamental or technical direction developing at the end of the week. Boxed beef prices seem to be...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Firm pressure is seen in most livestock contracts Thursday morning, although attempts to cover short positions are seen in nearby contracts with limited results as traders focus on weaker meat prices.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Firm cash market pressure is seen in cattle and hog markets this week, creating additional concerns that there will be further market pressure in the near future. This has limited early-week hope of nearby livestock futures...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Narrow price shifts are seen in most livestock futures with cattle futures mostly higher, but unable to spark active buying interest. Hog futures are showing limited but firm losses with most of the pressure seen in late month...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Limited cash cattle trade early in the week could bring additional price weakness as the week continues. Limited purchases compared to the past couple of weeks could limit the appetite for activity over the next couple of weeks.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Livestock futures are mostly lower during early trade Tuesday. This is focusing on the concern that additional market weakness may develop in meat values through the week.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Boxed beef prices have continued to post sharp losses as prices return to pre-COVID levels. Given the changes on consumer demand it is uncertain just where beef prices will settle, which is creating nervousness in cattle trade.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Outside market support helps to spark limited buying, but higher prices in live cattle and lean hog futures Monday morning. Feeder cattle futures continue to hold moderate losses on concerns of further cash market pressure.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit losses Friday is creating some underlying concern through the livestock market as traders move into the complex Monday morning. Firm outside market support in nearly all other commodity markets during overnight trade...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Growing pressure in wholesale meat prices, especially boxed beef values has created late-week selling to redevelop across the complex. This could lead to aggressive triple-digit losses even though market volume may remain light.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Livestock futures are expected to be mixed Friday morning with cash markets expected to be steady to weaker at the end of the week. Futures support is gaining market support from recent outside market moves, with steady...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Livestock futures are hovering in a narrowly mixed range early Thursday morning. The lack of direction in the market is expected to help create some much needed stability in order for buyers to step back into the complex.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Cattle futures have retreated from last week's highs on concerns of higher beef prices on overall product demand. But with nearby contracts hovering near $95 per cwt, traders are looking for additional price stability.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Narrow price movements are seen in cattle trade early Wednesday. This is likely to keep volume limited through most of the morning. Hog trade is under pressure, given general fundamental weakness.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Moderate to widespread pressure is expected to redevelop in live cattle futures Wednesday morning following limit losses Tuesday. Continued weakness is expected in beef values as prices return to more-normal levels following the...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Following strong early pressure in nearby live cattle trade and lean hog futures Monday, mixed market activity is likely to develop Tuesday morning as traders focus on potential further meat market losses.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Firm underlying pressure is seen through the entire livestock complex with aggressive triple-digit losses in lean hog and feeder cattle trade causing concerns that buyer support may be limited during early June.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Traders are entering the month of June with hope of follow through livestock market support as traders look for increased consumer demand and price stability in the near future.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Cattle futures are posting moderate to firm losses Friday morning although little has changed fundamentally or technically in the market. Traders are squaring positions following the recent market rally, as the month of May comes...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    The focus Friday in cattle futures is on defending recent gains. Spot June futures have rallied $3.75 per cwt through the week, moving to the highest levels since February before the coronavirus issues heavily affected the market.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Triple-digit losses in the lean hog complex has become the highlight of trade activity Thursday. Concerns surrounding China tensions could add further weakness to the livestock sector.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    The continued tensions in how China is dealing with Hong Kong has continued to drive a spike between U.S. and China relations. This is expected to have an impact on further trade relations with China and potentially the special...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    The ability to continue to push prices higher following strong triple-digit gains Tuesday is helping to add some stability to the market. But narrow gains are causing some to become concerned that price support will be limited.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Strong triple-digit gains developed through the day Tuesday as traders became more focused on longer-term support through the meat complex. Renewed outside market support through the week after moderate to active gains in...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Narrow to moderate gains are seen in nearby futures early Tuesday as traders focus on reduced cattle supplies in feedlots following Friday's report. Initial gains in hog futures are quickly evaporating on demand uncertainty.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Limited market volume is expected Tuesday morning as traders slowly return from the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. Although the expectation that reopening many sectors of the country and economy is pointing to increased...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Moderate pressure quickly developed in live cattle and lean hog trade Friday. Although the tone of the market remains generally stable ahead of the weekend break, the lack of overall beef demand support is concerning for the...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Trade Friday is expected to be focused on position adjusting with traders getting books in order for the upcoming long holiday weekend, while limited to moderate adjustments are likely ahead of the afternoon Cattle on Feed...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Firm buyer support is seen in most livestock trade early Thursday morning as traders focus on potential fundamental support and steady increases in daily slaughter numbers through the week.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Firm cash market gains and limited pre-holiday futures activity is expected to lead to market adjustments as traders expect to see limited activity late in the week.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Follow-through pressure in lean hog futures trade is expected early Wednesday morning with traders focusing on the aggressive losses in pork cutout values. Cattle trade is expected mixed in a limited range.

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Cattle futures are holding light to moderate losses in opening minutes of trade. The limited volume Tuesday is allowing traders to cover gains seen over the last couple of sessions, although current losses are unable to dampen the...

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    Underlying market firmness is starting to develop in cattle trade as futures markets are finding support despite the sharp pullback in boxed beef values. This could allow for additional buyer support to steadily move into the...

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    DTN Before The Bell Livestock

    Live cattle futures are showing significant buyer support early Monday morning as firm late week cash market gains and underlying support is offsetting concerns of lower wholesale beef values.

  • DTN Early Word Livestock Comments

    The market volatility during the first half of May in all livestock markets is expected to continue as wholesale meat values are likely to show further significant pressure as the week continues.