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

    Additional weakness is developing in cattle markets Friday morning with feeder cattle losses leading the market lower. Lean hog futures remain mixed in the early minutes of trade with nearby gains offset by deferred selling pressure.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Firm pressure has quickly redeveloped across all livestock futures as traders back away from midweek support. Trade volume in cattle and hog markets remain sluggish, although the overall tone of the market remains weak.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Traders are slowly backing away from midweek gains in cattle futures as the overall tone set early in the week has put even more pressure on the complex. Cash cattle trade appears to be essentially done for the week following...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Buyer support stepped back into the livestock complex Wednesday afternoon with firm gains quickly developing in both live cattle and feeder cattle markets. Cash cattle trade has continued to develop with prices steady with trade...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Aggressive pressure has quickly developed across all livestock futures Tuesday, with cattle futures posting triple-digit losses. The continued pressure seen during early November has continued to limit pressure through the entire...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses have quickly swept through all livestock futures trade Tuesday morning with traders focusing on additional market pressure following the softness during early November.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    The overall lack of direction seen Monday is allowing selling pressure to develop in most livestock markets as traders return to the complex Tuesday. Traders are faced with the strong market shift lower since the first of the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong buyer support has quickly moved into the live cattle and feeder cattle futures. This is helping to spark additional buyer interest through the entire market Monday.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Livestock markets are focusing on early-week pressure. This may continue to draw selling activity into both cattle and hog futures. Additional spillover weakness could develop through the session.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Extremely strong price gains in cash cattle trade Thursday has sparked triple-digit gains to flood the cattle complex. This has moved nearby futures to new contract highs once again, focusing on potential fundamental support.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Aggressive gains quickly developed across the cash cattle complex late Thursday. This has caused aggressive buying interest to flood back into the live cattle and feeder cattle markets with triple-digit gains seen in most contract...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive triple-digit losses have quickly moved into the cattle complex Thursday. This is creating widespread liquidation in nearby live cattle and feeder cattle trade at midday. Trade volume is expected to remain sluggish through...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Additional support is seen across the cattle complex early Thursday morning. This is helping to spark increased buyer support across all markets. Lean hog futures have pulled back from previous market levels with firm pressure...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Strong commercial buying has once again stepped back into the complex. This has created additional underlying buyer activity in all cattle futures and most lean hog futures Wednesday. Cattle futures and summer lean hog futures...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Follow-through support moves into the cattle market early Wednesday. This helped to spark additional commercial buying activity, although gains backed away from early session highs.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    End of the month buying activity flooded into all livestock futures through most of the Tuesday session. Triple-digit gains quickly developed in late morning in both cattle and hog futures, holding through closing bell. This is...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong follow through buyer support has moved into nearby live cattle and feeder cattle trade. This upward support continues to drive end of the month trade activity into the complex.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Traders try to adjust positions following strong triple-digit gains seen early in the week. This move is focusing on end-of-month positioning as well as some concerns that the previous strong gains may have limited follow-through...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    The aggressive support seen across the cattle complex as traders return to the market has sparked follow through interest through the entire livestock market. This could help to solidify...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Sharp early gains have swept through the cattle complex with nearby live cattle and feeder cattle markets holding triple digit gains. The overall support through the market continues to be focused on strong fundamental support...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Limited support is seen across cattle and hog futures early Friday with traders slowly backing away from the aggressive market rally which has developed through the week. Position taking is the main focus of traders in the early...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong triple-digit gains in nearby live cattle futures has set the tone for additional buyer support to quickly and aggressively move into the market. October through February live cattle...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light trade is seen in the livestock futures complex with narrow trading ranges seen in both the cattle and hog complex. There is likely to be light volume through most of the morning with developing focus on cash market...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Initial support across the livestock complex has eroded at midday with firm pressure now developing in live cattle futures. Lean hog futures and feeder cattle trade remains mixed in a narrow...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Sluggish activity and lack of direction is seen early Wednesday morning as traders try to assess and adjust current market positions following the strong market rally that developed Tuesday. This is likely to lead to sluggish...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle futures have quickly moved aggressively higher through the morning with feeder cattle futures moving from narrowly mixed early trade to a $3 to $3.50 per cwt gain at midday. This support in feeder cattle markets has...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Sluggish market activity is seen across the livestock complex early Tuesday morning. This is keeping prices within a very narrow but mixed range during the opening minutes off trade. Additional direction is being sought from both...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp early losses in feeder cattle futures have quickly retracted following buyers stepping back into the complex. Narrow price moves are seen in live cattle markets with mixed trade.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Losses in feeder cattle markets have posted sharp $2 per cwt market pressure during early trade as the weakness continues to draw liquidation into the complex Monday morning. This softness has quickly affected the live cattle...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Early triple-digit losses in cattle futures Wednesday morning was not enough to keep buyers out of the market through the entire trading session. Cattle futures rallied higher, closing mostly higher in live cattle contracts, and...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses in cattle trade seen early Wednesday have been replaced by moderate to strong gains at midday. This support comes as fundamental firmness is seen and traders are focusing on establishing support levels following the...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Traders quickly swept through the livestock futures complex with strong losses seen in cattle markets early Wednesday morning. The hog complex has bounced higher in early but light trade, as traders try to refocus on firm...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    The inability to sustain support in cattle futures through the last hour of trade caused sharp triple-digit losses to develop in live cattle and feeder cattle markets. This defensive tone in the complex may continue to create...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Lean hog futures have eroded through the morning with traders quickly backing away from strong early gains, now posting 80 cent losses in spot month contracts. Nearby gains are holding in cattle futures. This is creating some...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light activity is slowly developing through the livestock futures complex. This is helping to draw buyer activity back into the live cattle and lean hog futures in the opening minutes of trade. Sluggish trade is likely to be seen...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Narrow trading ranges are holding in livestock futures with the exception of front-month lean hog futures trade. Increased additional market direction is expected through the rest of the week.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early movement in cattle futures Monday has helped to limit additional trade volume back into the complex. This may bring additional activity and trade interest to the complex later through the morning, although prices may remain in...

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Light market activity is expected early Monday morning in all livestock trade. Cash cattle markets remain quiet following moderate to active trade late last week. The focus on mixed futures trade and light early volume may allow for...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Trade Friday focused on traders adjusting ahead of the weekend and shifting after swift cattle future moves over the last several sessions.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Livestock markets remain quiet early Friday with very little additional direction developing during the morning. There is expected to be sluggish movement through the rest of the trading session as traders coast into the weekend.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Livestock trade has quickly moved from previous losses Thursday to narrowly mixed trade early Friday. The lack of volume early in the session is leaving the market generally undirected through the end of the week.

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Additional follow through pressure is expected to develop through early trade Friday morning as traders continue to back away from the complex after strong pressure swept through the complex Thursday afternoon. Despite the...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit losses quickly develop across the livestock complex late Thursday following a bounce in grain markets. Cash cattle trade has moved higher as packers have returned to the market as they look to fulfill procurement...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sluggish trade Thursday has brought livestock futures back from wide early price shifts seen during initial trade, to very sluggish early market support. Trade is expected to coast into closing bell with very little market direction...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Live cattle futures turned lower early Thursday. This pressure is creating a strong pullback from the early week gains in the cattle complex. Lean hog futures have remained firm based on the cash buying seen in the complex.

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Market activity is developing across the entire livestock complex through the week with light trade seen midweek. This is leading up to what could be firming cash market support in cattle trade as packers have yet to actively show...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Trade in cattle markets remain mixed as traders back away from previous week support. The lack of follow through buyer activity is limiting the ability to keep cattle markets moving in a positive market direction. Hog futures have...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Early support seen in hog trade continues to hold at midday. Cattle markets remain weak at midday, although limited trade activity has allowed prices to hold narrowly mixed price ranges in both live cattle and feeder cattle markets.

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Buying expected to move into the market Wednesday as traders react to triple-digit gains. A combination of follow-through support and light cautionary protectionary adjustments are expected early in the session.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Strong cattle gains developed in live cattle futures. This helped to draw buyer support to front month futures. Traders continue to focus on the combination of fundamental and technical support in both cattle and hog markets...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong gains have quickly developed across the livestock complex. This has allowed traders to push front month live cattle well above $2 per cwt gains. The aggressive moves have brought traders back to the table Tuesday...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Tuesday trade in livestock trade continues to focus on lack of market volume with lackluster market activity keeping traders subdued. Mixed market activity is expected to be seen through much of the morning as traders continue...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Light trade is seen Monday as very little activity develops Monday during the Columbus Day holiday. Cattle and hog futures remain stuck in a narrowly mixed trading range with very little direction able to be seen through the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Livestock futures hold narrow trading ranges in most contracts Monday morning. The lack of trade activity in the complex and sluggish outside market direction during the Columbus Day holiday.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Firm pressure develops in lean hog trade Friday as traders continue to focus on the lack of commercial support seen across the complex. Cattle trade is holding narrow to moderate gains at midday, although trade volume is...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Firm gains has stepped back into the complex with increased buyer interest moving back into the live cattle and feeder cattle complex.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Buyer interest continues to hold across cattle and hog markets. There is increased focus on developing fundamental support in all markets.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Narrow price moves continue to develop into the cattle markets. There is increased additional focus on the direction of cash activity through the end of the week. Additional support may be seen through the end of the session.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Cattle futures held moderate to strong gains early in the trading session Wednesday, although the lack of follow through buyer interest quickly pulled prices mostly lower at closing bell. Lean hog futures remained mixed in choppy...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Buyer interest is redeveloping at midday in cattle futures trade following a moderate to firm pullback after initial buyer support evaporated. The focus on steady commercial interest moving into the entire market through early...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    October lean hog futures spent significant time locked in limit-higher trade as traders continue to focus on quickly moving back into the hog complex. Lack of follow-through support limited prices at the end of the session. Cattle...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong buyer support has flooded into the livestock futures complex. There continues to be increased market focus on nearby contracts in both cattle and hog markets.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light activity is seen across most livestock markets, although the support of buyers moving into the market has helped to push feeder cattle and lean hog markets firmly higher. Trade volume is expected to remain subdued through...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Early support in lean hog futures has continued to draw increased buyer support, pushing markets to triple-digit gains at midday. The support early in the cattle market has quickly eroded, bringing about additional market pressure.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Buying quickly redeveloped in lean hog futures Monday morning as strong, triple-digit gains flooded into October futures. The overall support in hog futures is being offset by a narrow pullback in several live cattle contracts.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp triple-digit gains quickly moved into the lean hog complex Friday morning. Feeder cattle futures have posted late-morning losses as traders back away from the complex before month end.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Cattle markets are looking for increased buyer support through the last day of September. This increased overall market support may help to spark additional longer-term support heading into the month of October and early...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Light to moderate pressure has developed in livestock trade Thursday morning as traders have posted mixed price levels, and pulled away from early gains. The overall lack of aggressive commercial buyer support moving into the...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Trade activity remains extremely light through most of the morning with traders focusing on the strong triple-digit rally seen midweek. Traders in the hog market are looking for results from the hogs and pigs report which will be...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive market support has continued to draw buyers back into the complex through the morning in both cattle and hog futures trade. This has pushed cattle markets to strong triple digit-gains with trading quickly reacting to...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong upward market momentum is seen in the cattle complex with traders looking for additional buyer activity to quickly move into the complex following the aggressive pullback in prices early in the week.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong pressure is seen in nearby live cattle futures Tuesday at midday. The continued pressure in the complex is causing some additional follow through liquidation through the complex. Hog markets are mixed in light trade as...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Sluggish activity levels are seen early Tuesday morning in cattle trade with prices mixed in a narrow trading range. Hog markets have pushed lower in early trade as concerns surrounding the cash market direction and long term...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Widespread pressure has flooded through cattle markets Monday as traders focus on the lack of support in last week's cattle on feed report as well as strong underlying pressure starting to develop as traders back away from...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Aggressive triple-digit losses have flooded through the livestock market. This continues to drive additional liquidation back into the complex which could leave live cattle and feeder cattle at or near limit losses through the Monday...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Buyer support quickly broke loose through the second half of the trading session Wednesday. This led to strong triple-digit gains seen in live cattle and feeder cattle markets. Even though neither market posted limit gains at...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong triple-digit gains have quickly flooded into the cattle market. This buying momentum has quickly moved through feeder cattle and live cattle contracts with nearby live cattle futures flirting with limit higher trade.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    The lack of follow-through support in feeder cattle and live cattle markets early Wednesday morning has allowed for prices to wander in a narrowly mixed price range. This could leave markets generally directionless through most of...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Commercial buying quickly moved into feeder cattle futures Tuesday morning, helping to spark additional solid gains in all cattle markets. Lean hog futures continue to show resilience early in the week with December contracts...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong underlying support has moved into the lean hog futures complex as December contracts have held $1 per cwt gains at midday. Mixed cattle trade comes as firm follow-through buyers flood back into the feeder cattle market...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Buyers have stepped back into the feeder cattle market early Tuesday morning as they add to the triple-digit gains which developed early in the week. Lean hog futures are gaining some light to moderate support following an...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains have redeveloped across the feeder cattle complex early Monday morning as spillover buyer support flooded into the complex. This sparked some additional light momentum to move through live cattle trade, although...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Follow-through support has quickly moved into the cattle complex Monday. This has helped to draw increased commercial buying activity into all live and feeder cattle contracts with the focus on increased buyer interest through the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp gains quickly move into nearby lean hog futures with front-month October contracts posting gains nearing $2 per cwt. This renewed buyer support has brought triple-digit gains into all nearby contracts as short covering is...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Sluggish trade seen in the livestock markets are keeping markets in a narrowly mixed range in all markets. Activity is expected to remain light through cattle and hog markets through most of the trading session Friday.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit losses have quickly developed through the cattle complex at midday with moderate to strong pressure seen in live cattle and feeder cattle markets. The inability to hold early gains is creating widespread market...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Support is seen in cattle markets with traders focusing on firm commercial support returning to the complex. This support is helping to bring steady but solid buying activity to the feeder cattle and live cattle markets early...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Early pressure in the cattle trade has been erased as buyers have steadily moved back into the complex. This has allowed for increased buyer support to become more aggressive through the morning as gains in live cattle futures...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong mid-week losses have developed in lean hog and feeder cattle markets as traders continue to back away from futures markets. Pressure in hog futures is seen as front-month contracts has moved below support levels...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit losses have quickly developed across the live cattle and lean hog futures complex midday Tuesday. Commercial liquidation has quickly stepped into the complex with underlying pressure seen in nearby contracts which is...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Livestock futures have left markets mixed midday Monday following lean hog trade backing away from late week buyer support based on concerns of additional cash hog pressure as the month of September continues. Cattle markets...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Follow-through gains have developed in cattle markets early Monday. The feeder cattle trade has continued to draw support into the complex. This is brining unity to the market as commercial buyers remain locked in the market...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong gains move into the cattle market Friday. This has helped to push prices sharply higher midday in both feeder cattle and live cattle markets. Lean hog futures are mixed in an extremely narrow trading range with most...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Cattle markets continue to move higher as traders have moved higher once again fueled by strong commercial buyers quickly moving back into the complex. This has helped to break through short term technical resistance levels in...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Buying has quickly flooded into the cattle complex Thursday morning with cattle futures posting aggressive late-week support. This has broken through short-term highs set in late August as commercial buyers quickly return to the...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early support is redeveloping in cattle futures as traders have quickly moved back into the feeder cattle complex. This has pushed nearby futures $1 per cwt higher in the opening minutes of trade based on potential commercial...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains developed in feeder cattle futures late Wednesday with traders focused on rebounding from early week pressure. Cattle markets are drawing spillover support from the hog complex as well as potential stability...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Swift gains moved into feeder cattle trade midday Wednesday despite the sluggish start to the session. The potential to bring increased commercial support to all cattle trade through the end of the week helped to quickly push...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Quiet trade is seen in most livestock markets early Wednesday morning. This is keeping markets hovering within a narrow trading range. The lack of active volume during early trade is also creating some increased market is also...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains quickly developed across the lean hog futures complex with 2017 contracts holding $2 per cwt gains. This aggressive buyer support quickly spurred cash hog buyer interest to develop and could help to quickly...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains flooded the lean hog complex Tuesday morning as traders moved into the complex. This is sparking strong commercial buyer support through morning trade.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early support moves into the lean hog futures trade as commercial buyers quickly step back into the complex following the holiday weekend. Even as continued pressure is seen in the cash trade, triple digit gains are seen in nearby...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Light trade Friday is keeping markets quiet as mixed market activity has developed late morning across cattle and hog contracts. Very little market interest is expected to develop through the end of the session, leaving markets...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Livestock futures remain lightly traded early Friday morning. The upcoming holiday weekend has kept many traders on the sidelines and out of the market until after the weekend. This may limit market activity and price direction in...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Gains in hog futures have helped to draw buyers back into the complex and establish firm market support. This is creating a sharp upward shift across the complex despite continued pressure in the cattle market.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early gains move into livestock trade Thursday. This helped to create additional buyer support in cattle and hog markets as traders focused on commercial buyer support redeveloping across nearby contracts. Even though...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Livestock futures have eroded lower at midday as overall trade activity has slowed to a crawl following strong early losses. The initial market activity has been replaced by sluggish market moves with traders focusing on...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Hog futures bounce higher early Wednesday morning as traders focus on the oversold status of the market. Even though trade volume remains light, buyer interest is slowly developing through the complex. Cattle markets remain...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Pressure develops in livestock trade Tuesday. This created additional selling activity in all most contracts and posted triple-digit price losses through the complex. Concerns of additional weakness continues to be seen through hog...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Traders quickly pulled back from strong buyer support in cattle markets early Tuesday morning as position squaring became the focus of the market. Additional selling is being done in the hog complex as traders continue to be...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains have flooded through the cattle complex early Monday morning with traders focusing on the lighter-than-expected placement numbers in Friday's cattle on feed report. This is helping to draw feeder cattle and live...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Gains have quickly moved into cattle markets early Monday following the cattle on feed report Friday. This has helped to establish renewed buyer interest through the complex. Hog futures continue to turn lower as traders are...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle futures remain moderately higher Friday morning despite pulling back from triple-digit gains early in the session. The release of the August 1st Cattle on Feed report will draw additional attention to the market through the...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Cattle trade is seen aggressive early Friday as buying is quickly moved into the feeder cattle complex. This is helping to draw buyer interest back into the complex of both the live cattle and feeder cattle market. Hog futures...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses in feeder cattle futures have created bearish pressure through the entire cattle complex. This may add additional longer-term weakness to the complex as traders look for supply direction in the upcoming cattle on...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong pressure once again develops in cattle trade as the swift triple-digit losses in feeder cattle trade has quickly targeted a bearish tone on the entire cattle market once again. Uncertainty given long-term supply levels...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Moderate to strong pressure developed in livestock futures Wednesday as traders backed away from Tuesday's gains in the cattle complex. Follow-through losses continue in hog futures, as traders remain concerned about growing...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle futures push lower Wednesday as traders back away from previous triple digit gains. Continued follow through liquidation is developing through the entire lean hog futures complex.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Strong triple-digit gains have quickly moved into the cattle complex Tuesday based on short covering activity following strong market pressure over the last couple of weeks. The tone of the market remains weak, although oversold...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive triple-digit gains have quickly moved into cattle markets as feeder cattle futures have posted gains as high as $3 per cwt. This is helping to bring buyers back into the complex despite still weak market fundamentals.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Cattle markets move higher in futures trade as buyers focus on short covering activity. The ability to step back into the complex given the strong market pressure over the last couple weeks has created an oversold situation...

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Firm weakness early in the week is expected to draw additional market pressure in both futures and cash markets early Tuesday. The overall tone of the market is likely to remain weak although light trade volume and lackluster...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Continued weakness in cash hog values and the expectation that additional supplies in the cattle complex will keep traders on the defensive left prices mostly lower Monday. Light trade was seen late in the session, but this followed...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong pressure has quickly developed in lean hog trade Monday despite the shift higher in pork cutout values on the morning report. Concerns of supply growth are seen in both cattle and hog futures, which is limiting buyer...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Firm pressure has stepped back into lean hog futures trade early Monday morning although overall trade volume remains sluggish at best. Cattle markets remain tied to a tight trading range with little direction likely in the opening...