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

    Livestock markets fade away from strong gains Friday morning as the focus on end of the week positioning sweeps through the complex in front of the long holiday weekend. The May 1 Cattle on Feed Report will be released late...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Firm gains quickly moved into the market late Thursday morning as June live cattle posted triple-digit gains. The renewed buyer support is based on sluggish market activity, more than changing fundamentals developing across the...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Continued pressure is developing in cattle trade as weakness is seen in cash cattle trade through midweek. Lean hog futures are holding narrow losses early Thursday morning although potential buyer support may redevelop late in...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp pressure is seen in cattle markets as traders quickly move into the complex Wednesday, pushing markets into a triple digit market slide. This lack of support is likely to lead to additional uncertainty both technically and...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong losses once again developed in cattle markets. This weakness is quickly moving through the complex as traders are focusing on the inability to bring stability to fundamentals and the commercial outlook remains weak. Hog...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Strong buyer support quickly moved back into nearby lean hog futures trade. This pushed June and July lean hog contracts above the $80 per cwt price level and sparked underlying buyer support in most contract months. Cattle...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Futures markets remain mixed in early trade Tuesday. The lack of direction is keeping most traders on the sidelines as cattle markets remain uncertain following strong triple-digit gains early in the week. The lack of upward...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Feeder cattle futures quickly shift higher as traders adjust to the additional support moving into the market Monday. The expectation is that increased activity will continue to develop through the week as cash markets develop...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Firm cattle futures develop early Monday morning. Follow-through commercial buyer support is moving back into the complex as traders seem to have stabilized the feeder cattle and live cattle market following the aggressive market...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Light trade helps to support cattle prices, although volume remains extremely sluggish during morning activity. The lack of direction at the end of the week is limiting increased trader activity. Lean hog futures remain mixed with...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Narrow moves keep prices mixed in cattle futures Friday morning as activity levels remain light. The overall tone of the market remains unsteady with most traders remaining on the sidelines at the end of the week.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Gains are holding in cattle trade at midday following early losses. The early pressure through the entire complex has quickly turned around and caused buyer support to quickly move into both live cattle and feeder cattle futures...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Widespread softness seen in commodity markets has added to the weakness of livestock pressure Thursday morning. Cash weakness in hog and cattle markets remains a concern on futures traders, leading to additional fundamental...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Livestock futures bounced higher Wednesday with stability moving back into the cattle complex. This support quickly developed across the feeder cattle and live cattle market, overshadowing the sharp losses seen over the last...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Firm support holds in cattle gains as commercial buyers return to the live cattle market. This is rebuilding support through the complex as June futures move above $122 per cwt. Lean hog futures remain firmly higher, although...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Mixed Cattle Trade developing Wednesday morning is a welcome break from the aggressive market losses seen over the last week. This could bring a sense of stability to the market. Follow-through buying is sweeping through lean hog...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Livestock futures turned lower Tuesday as traders focus on additional market pressure developing through the complex. Additional pressure developing in beef values is adding to feeder cattle values. Lean hog contracts have...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Buyer support is quickly developing in the lean hog futures trade Tuesday morning. June futures have taken over as front month futures, with buyers quickly moving into the complex. This is helping to push prices higher. Cattle...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Mixed midday trade is seen with soybeans higher, corn and wheat lower.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive losses move back into the cattle complex Monday morning as traders quickly back away from the gains seen Friday. The downward trend seen last week continues to develop despite the short-lived reprieve in the market...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Pressure developing in cattle markets as traders pull back from Friday gains. The strong support seen Friday has caused traders to take positions early Monday in both live cattle and feeder cattle trade, although early volume...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong Pressure Develops Tuesday morning as aggressive triple digit losses move swiftly into feeder cattle trade. This sharp move lower once again puts traders in a defensive position as traders are looking for the potential for...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Late-week gains flood into cattle trade as buyers cover losses seen through the week. The focus through the cattle complex is driven by end-of-week positioning in both live cattle and feeder cattle markets.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Late week gains develop in cattle futures. This is allowing positioning activity to be seen following the freefalling price levels seen during the week. Traders are covering short positions at the end of the week, which will lead to...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Additional losses flood into cattle markets as traders quickly shift back into the market. This liquidation continues to focus on traders unwinding positions seen over the last month and nervousness building with moving as quickly...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Cattle futures weaken early Thursday morning as traders look for follow through pressure to develop in market fundamentals. Widespread pressure seen through midweek has created liquidation in feeder cattle and live cattle...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses have developed in feeder cattle trade Wednesday. This is setting the tone for additional pressure in all cattle trade. Even though volume remains sluggish, the overall tone of the market has turned bearish midweek...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Active pressure is seen in live cattle and feeder cattle markets early Wednesday morning. This is expected to lead to additional pressure in all livestock markets as traders look for further long term direction through the next...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Early gains seen in cattle trade have quickly evaporated. This has allowed for markets to quickly shift lower, and triple-digit losses to slide into feeder cattle markets. Hog market gains continue to develop at midday, creating...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Follow-through gains have quickly developed in cattle futures This is quickly developing in the cattle market. Activity is seen in the cattle market following the strong turn around early in the week. The shift of bullish market...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Initial trade remains light early Monday morning. The sharp losses seen in cattle markets Friday have sparked some early morning buyer support. This is drawing additional trade activity back into the complex which could spark...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    The cattle complex near midday is under pressure with feeder issues losing a good deal of ground to their live counterparts. Lean hog issues are mixed with most of the selling pressure focused on summer contracts.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Cattle contracts posted triple-digit gains in the last hour of trade with aggressive end-of-month buyer support. All active contracts saw active support despite light volume. Livestock contracts move into May with a bullish tone.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Livestock futures have remained sluggish through much of the morning Friday. But trade activity is starting to pick up allowing for wider price swings and increased volatility to develop near closing bell following sharp cash cattle...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early trade in livestock futures seen mixed following aggressive futures moves Thursday. This could keep prices choppy during most of the morning. Following active cash cattle trade Thursday afternoon, it is expected that the...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong Gains develop in livestock futures as a combination of commercial and investment buyers flood to the market Thursday morning. This has pushed cattle futures limit higher as trade is now locked in daily trading limits.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Triple-Digit gains have develop in lean hog futures early Thursday. This move higher is allowing traders to redevelop positions and develop higher fundamental moves as cash markets turn higher late in the week. Cattle trade remains...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    New contracts highs have been set in most live cattle and feeder cattle contracts with triple-digit rallies developing during morning trade. The aggressive support seen through the Wednesday session is bringing another round of...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong follow through buying developed in cattle contracts Wednesday. This support quickly drew additional buyer activity into live cattle and feeder cattle contracts. Cash markets will be seen in the Fed Cattle Exchange Action...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Active buying continues to develop in lean hog trade as nearby contracts post gains near $2.50 per cwt in June and July contracts. This is allowing for aggressive market support to redevelop across the entire complex. Firm buyer...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle markets have quickly moved sharply lower. The losses have adjusted to the increased placement levels seen in feeder cattle numbers on the cattle on feed report. This could add even more uncertainty to the volatile market...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Light late-day activity shifted wide prices moves seen early in cattle and hog markets to a moderate close Tuesday. This lack of definition moved all markets to a mixed close.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    The losses developing in hog futures has continued to leave markets under pressure. Cattle markets are mixed to mostly lower after giving up strong price losses. This has continued to erode market support but is not yet...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Firm buyer support redeveloped in feeder cattle futures with summer contracts posting triple-digit gains as traders focus on continued supply tightness and potential firming demand ahead of the summer months. There continues to...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses have quickly developed through the lean hog futures complex. This has allowed for pressure of $1.50 to $2 per cwt to quickly move into nearby and deferred contracts. Cattle markets remain mixed following the inability...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Triple digit gains have led cattle markets higher Wednesday morning. The strong triple digit support seen Tuesday has sparked widespread support through the entire cattle market. This is unable to bring buyer activity to hog...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Buyers flood into cattle markets midday Tuesday. The cattle market quickly surged higher with triple-digit gains exploded into the live cattle and feeder cattle markets. April live cattle futures are trading $2 per cwt higher at...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early trade in cattle markets extends early-week support. These gains offset early morning softness in the hog complex. Light trade is seen in all livestock markets as traders look for outside market direction and movement in...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Feeder cattle markets lead the complex higher Monday morning with triple-digit support. Prices have backed away from early buyer activity as the morning has progressed, but markets have remained aggressively higher with...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong quickly move into cattle futures Monday. This aggressive turn in the market has posted triple-digit gains in both live cattle and feeder cattle trade, allowing for buyers to quickly turn markets higher despite fundamental...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle trade has scurried higher once again through the last couple of trading sessions with strong end-of-week buying defying the odds. April live cattle futures are attempting to close over $120 per cwt for the week, which...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light follow-through gains develop in cattle trade with traders focusing on potential cash market development later in the day. Hog markets are under pressure early Friday morning.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong price support has quickly moved into livestock trade despite a sluggish start. The aggressive price move across the complex has been led by triple digit moves in feeder cattle markets, moving above $131 per cwt in nearby...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Sluggish trade has kept trade limited early Thursday morning. This is keeping traders inactive as prices have been extremely subdued in the early minutes of trade activity. Following the active liquidation seen through the week, the...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Sharp pressure early Wednesday morning led to quiet trade through the rest of the session as traders quickly ran out of gas. This led the entire complex to a quietly mixed trade at closing bell. Traders continue to focus on...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle markets continue to turn lower with front month April futures leading the way. Commercially led contracts are the focus of the market shift as traders continue to ratchet back from the market shifts seen during late...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Follow-through losses develop in livestock futures. The cattle market continues to lead the complex lower as feeder cattle trade remains under sharp pressure based on traders liquidating the rapid market surge seen during the...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Traders continued to back away from the market Tuesday with triple-digit losses seen during the session. Wide-ranging losses developed in both cattle and hog markets as traders remain focused on the uncertainty in both cash and...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Feeder cattle futures hold triple-digit losses at midday. This continues to limit the ability for market stability to move back into the cattle complex as traders liquidate additional positions through the cattle complex.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Aggressive pressure has swept through feeder cattle markets early Tuesday morning as spillover liquidation moved through the complex. This combined pressure has quickly developed across the complex, leading additional traders to...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Feeder cattle futures hold triple-digit losses at midday Monday. These losses continue to focus on the renewed buyer support developing in corn markets and liquidation developing across the entire cattle complex through the morning.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light pressure developed in livestock futures early Monday morning. This pressure slowly developed as traders moved into the month of April. There is very little interest in finding market direction at this point in either live cattle...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early trade Friday turned lower Friday in livestock markets as traders prepare for month end. This has resulted in additional moderate to strong pressure in live and feeder cattle markets during the first few minutes of trade...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Short-covering is taking place ahead of the Hogs and Pigs report in the lean hog futures trade. This is bringing strong buyer support back into the market. Cattle futures have quickly eroded Thursday morning with deferred...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Initial pressure in livestock trade offset midweek buyer support as traders try to jockey for position through the end of the month. Cash cattle trade is still undeveloped through the week, which may bring some definition to the...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive feeder cattle gains offset narrow losses in lean hog futures midday Wednesday. Overall trade through the morning has remained sluggish across the entire livestock market with traders looking for additional market...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Follow-through gains develop in cattle trade as traders look for the potential for firming cash cattle trade to develop through the end of the week. Cash markets are still undeveloped, but the Fed Cattle Exchange Auction will...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit losses develop in hog and feeder cattle complex early Monday morning. This continued pressure continues to focus on the longer-term focus of increased supply growth in hog numbers.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Firm Pressure Develops in Livestock Futures as traders quickly step into both live cattle and lean hog futures. Triple-digit losses are seen in live cattle and lean hog futures early Monday morning.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive triple-digit losses have flooded through lean hog futures trade Friday morning. This has quickly offset any sense of support seen in the complex after the strong gains that developed Thursday. Cattle markets are mixed...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Activity levels remain extremely light early Friday morning with mixed trade seen in all markets. The focus on trade adjustments in front of the afternoon cattle on feed report could affect cattle market direction the rest of the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong triple-digit losses have quickly developed in lean hog trade Thursday morning. The concern that additional pressure will develop in pork values and cash markets could lead to further losses late in the week.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light trade is seen through the livestock market with narrow to moderate losses developing in cattle futures. This pull back is associated with position taking as traders continue to focus on the aggressive market support seen in...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    April live cattle futures surged to a 14-month high Wednesday following aggressive buyer support moving back into the market. The ability to break through resistance levels Tuesday in live cattle and feeder cattle markets...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle trade posted strong market support Wednesday morning as follow-through buyer interest quickly developed across the entire complex. The support seen in cattle markets is eroding early interest in the hog trade with prices...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Triple-digit gains are quickly moving back into the cattle market with live cattle futures surging to triple-digit gains after breaking through resistance levels Tuesday. The focus on potential strong cash cattle activity once again...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Initial mixed trade quickly separated into buyer and seller interest as cattle futures saw additional commercial buyer interest while lean hog futures eroded through the session Tuesday. Firming beef values continue to point to...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong buyer support continues to draw additional buyer activity into nearby live cattle futures. This latest round of buyer interest has pushed nearby contracts through short-term resistance levels. Hog markets remain under...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light trade activity is seen through the complex Tuesday morning with prices focusing on outside market direction and the potential for additional movement in meat values. Sluggish volume is expected to be seen through most of...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains developed through the feeder cattle complex Monday morning, allowing for additional widespread support to develop in live cattle and lean hog futures as uniform buyer interest is becoming more evident.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Cattle futures are quickly reacting to the strong market support seen last week. This is helping to draw additional interest back into the complex following sluggish moves Friday. Hog futures are currently mixed in a narrow range...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Market activity Friday is extremely sluggish with much of the attention seemingly based on Basketball game results and St. Patty's Day celebrations. This light trade has allowed for mixed price shifts across the livestock market due...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Narrow losses are seen in several livestock contracts with traders focusing on the inability to spark additional market support through the complex. This could bring additional weakness to the market as traders look for increased...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp gains have continued to develop through live cattle and feeder cattle markets. This move higher is following the news of sharply higher cash cattle trade which quickly developed Wednesday afternoon. Hog markets have...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong buyer support has developed in live cattle and feeder cattle markets. The focus across the complex has continued to draw buyers back to the market following Tuesday's market pressure. Hog market weakness is developing...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early trade Wednesday has been limited to narrow ranges as traders in cattle futures try to bring some stability to the market following triple-digit losses in the live cattle complex. This may continue to erode market support...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong follow-through buying is seen in cattle futures following the surge higher across cash cattle markets which developed Wednesday. This continues to bring additional support to the entire cattle complex during late week...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit losses have been seen through much of the morning across cattle trade Tuesday. Futures trade has now pulled off of session lows, although the tone of the market remains weak.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Initial trade activity is extremely sluggish early Tuesday morning. The overall lack of support and follow through buying is causing some reason for concern. Early trade remains mixed in a narrow range with contracts showing little...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains have developed and held in lean hog and feeder cattle futures Monday morning. The focus on renewed fundamental support across the livestock complex continues to draw buyer support into all contract months.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Aggressive buyer support has developed Monday morning in feeder cattle and lean hog futures. This early support may help to spark additional interest through the rest of the session.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains are seen in cattle futures late Friday morning. April live cattle futures have regained market interest late in the week, holding gains over $1 per cwt. Pressure continues to be seen in the lean hog futures market...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Mixed price movement is seen through the livestock markets with traders focusing on follow-through buyer activity quickly and firmly developing in live cattle and feeder cattle futures. The inability for buyer interest to spill over...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Early gains developed in cattle futures Wednesday morning. Even though follow-through buyer support remained sluggish and prices pulled back from session highs, moderate cash business developed at steady to higher money. Hog...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle futures have been able to sustain moderate to strong buyer support through Wednesday morning. Live cattle futures continue to lead the entire complex higher with nearby gains of 80 to 92 cents per cwt. Hog markets...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Moderate to strong buyer support has quickly developed into the cattle complex Wednesday morning. This support is primarily based in nearby contracts based on strong gains in beef values over the recent trading sessions.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Light trade has been seen in most contracts through much of the session Tuesday. Extremely narrow trading ranges in cattle markets through most of the session shifted lower in late trade, putting even more concern on the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Moderate buyer support has quickly developed across hog markets which is helping to push prices 50 to 70 cents per cwt higher in many nearby contracts. Cattle trade remains slightly lower, as overall market apathy is seen at...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light market volume is seen in both cattle and hog futures. This lack of overall trade direction and activity is keeping prices mixed in a narrow range. Traders continue to focus on the potential for firmness in beef and pork...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Narrow trading ranges have limited most livestock contracts to mixed price levels at midday. Despite firming beef and pork values early in the week, commercial traders are showing limited interest when focusing on overall buyer...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Narrow gains have developed in live cattle trade early Monday with traders closely following the direction of higher feeder cattle market shifts. Light volume is expected to be seen through the entire complex. This may greatly...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp pressure is seen in lean hog futures Friday as traders quickly back away from early-week support. Cattle futures have bounced higher at midday following lackluster market activity through most of the morning.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Firm pressure is quickly developing in lean hog and live cattle trade Friday morning. Traders continue to back away from the cattle complex at the end of the week, while lean hog trade remains uncertain based on the inability to...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Firm commercial support is developing across lean hog futures trade Thursday morning. This is helping to bring additional underlying support back into the complex. Cattle markets remain weak with triple-digit losses in feeder cattle...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Narrow trade ranges are expected to hold in live cattle and lean hog markets during morning trade. The aggressive pressure redeveloping in feeder cattle futures may create additional long term pressure across the complex.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive buying has redeveloped in lean hog trade as nearby contracts have sparked increased buyer support across the complex. Cattle markets have cooled with mixed feeder cattle prices limiting buyer interest.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Firm buyer support is seen in the cattle complex early Wednesday morning following aggressive triple-digit gains Tuesday. There continues to be some strong outside market support helping to bring buyers back into all livestock...