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 Midday Livestock Comments

    Firm buyer support has moved into the cattle complex Wednesday morning as traders continue to step back into the market. The uncertainty as to just how much fundamental support is still limiting trade volume, but buyers remain...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Increased buyer support quickly developed in cattle markets with triple-digit gains seen in nearby live cattle contracts. The firming support seen this week could help to draw additional buyers to the market over the next few hours.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Increased buyer support has quickly moved through the hog market, pushing prices to triple-digit gains. Light support is holding in the cattle trade as buyers focus on the ability to step back into the market following the long...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Moderate gains are seen in all nearby contract months early Tuesday morning. Traders were focused on entering the market with a bullish market undertone, although the amount of follow-through buying is still in question.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    There is expected to be very little additional direction developing across the livestock complex Friday. There is likely to be some increased late-day support developing ahead of the holiday weekend.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Limited trade activity is seen across all livestock markets Friday. The pressure in most contracts earlier in the week has allowed for a combination of follow-through selling and end-of-week positioning to take place. This may add...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Moderate to strong pressure quickly developed across all livestock futures with triple-digit pressure seen in nearby feeder cattle and lean hog trade. Limited buyer interest is expected to be seen over the next couple hours...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Trade across the livestock complex posted moderate pressure as the focus in the market continues to draw attention to recent market softness. Light activity is developing through the entire complex.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Moderate-to-strong pressure developed in livestock trade Wednesday as traders steadily backed away from initial buyer interest that developed in the first few minutes of trade. This could continue to add weakness to both cattle...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Support in the livestock market has quickly evaporated through the morning with firm losses seen in live cattle and lean hog trade. This pull back from early market support and the potential to draw additional buyers back into the...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Buyers stepped back into the market late in the day Tuesday, which helped to draw cattle futures off session lows as more focus is returning to the fundamental market activity seen during early January. The early week...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Light activity is seen through the entire livestock market with mixed price levels seen across the complex. Feeder cattle futures are leading the complex lower with triple-digit softness seen in front-month contracts.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Mixed trade has developed early Tuesday morning as traders continue to focus on previous losses and the potential to spark some additional buyer support later in the week.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses has continued to develop through the cattle markets. There is growing concerns that follow-through pressure may develop during the week.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp triple-digit losses are seen in the cattle market Friday. Although prices have pulled back slightly from session lows, the potential for limit losses continues. This could bring additional weakness to the entire complex in the...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Sharp triple-digit losses are seen in the cattle complex early Friday morning. This is keeping most traders on the sidelines in order to see just how much more pressure may develop before traders focus on establishing market...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light to moderate buyer support has moved back into the complex. This is helping to draw additional trade volume back into the complex. This is allowing for higher prices, although the tone of the market remains sluggish.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Livestock futures remain lightly traded with prices hovering in a narrowly mixed trading range across most contracts. This is limiting additional market activity through the entire market and could keep traders on the sidelines until...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Activity levels in the livestock trade remain sluggish with overall lack of direction developing in most contracts. The focus on strong gains seen Tuesday in the cattle complex is allowing for early morning position taking despite the...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Traders became increasingly aggressive early Tuesday with the focus on increased market support and strong cash price activity late last week. This helped solidify triple-digit gains in all cattle markets and set the tone for some...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Early buying during the first trading session of the year has sparked increased underlying support through the cattle trade. This has pushed triple-digit gains into both live cattle and feeder cattle markets focusing on potential...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Traders in the cattle market are looking for increased buyer support to quickly move into the market after the first of the year with triple-digit gains seen in live cattle and feeder cattle trade Tuesday. The underlying support...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Despite early pressure in cattle trade, firm buyer interest has developed through midday Friday, allowing for price firmness in nearly all contract months. This is helping to solidify buyer support in the market at the end of the year.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Traders are starting to adjust market positions for year end with light to moderate price shifts developing early Friday morning. Markets will remain closed Monday in observance of New Years Day, allowing the long holiday weekend...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Increased buyer support quickly moved back into the live cattle market. This helped to post aggressive triple-digit gains in December contracts with all nearby cattle contracts now holding firm triple-digit support.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Lack of long term market direction is evident Thursday morning with traders focusing on narrow to moderate mixed price levels over the last couple of trading days. This could keep markets range bound going into 2018 with very...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Support continues to develop Wednesday across the cattle complex. This is helping to spark additional buyer activity through late morning. Lean hog futures are under light pressure at midday. Support continues to develop...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Buyer support is quickly moving back into the livestock complex through the holiday week. With lean hog futures establishing firm buyer support and setting short-term highs, while cattle trade has bounced off of recent market lows.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong support quickly moved into the cattle complex Tuesday. This helped to spark additional buyer activity through midday with increased trade volume moving into the entire complex. Light trade is likely to remain seen through...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Buyer support has moved backed into the cattle complex early Tuesday morning with traders returning from the holiday weekend. There is likely to be some additional follow-through commercial interest moving into the market over...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Increased placements and total Cattle on Feed report numbers on Friday morning has brought additional strong pressure back into the complex. This is likely to leave markets under pressure through the holiday weekend.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Livestock trade remains sluggish with little additional direction expected Friday. Markets will close early ahead of the holiday weekend, allowing for increased market movement through the next couple of weeks.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Light-to-moderate support trickled into the complex through the session Thursday with buyers adding to the support seen in lean hog futures and bouncing back from recent sharp losses in cattle trade.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Light to moderate buyer support is seen in feeder cattle and lean hog trade as traders try to adjust positions before the upcoming Christmas break.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Moderate gains have redeveloped in lean hog futures trade through the first minutes of trade. Light support is trying to become established in cattle futures, although the tone of the market remains weak.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit losses flooded into live cattle and feeder cattle markets early Wednesday. The renewed focus on widespread market pressure ahead of the Christmas holiday has quickly turned market sharply lower and could affect any...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Follow-through pressure in feeder cattle futures has created additional market pressure through the entire cattle complex. This may limit buyer interest in most contracts through much of the trading session.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses quickly developed in feeder cattle trade late Tuesday. This continued to put more pressure on the entire livestock market as initial buyer support seen early in the session quickly evaporated. Trade is expected to...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Mixed prices are seen in live cattle futures with nearby contracts backing away from initial losses. Strong pressure continues in feeder cattle and lean hog futures, which is limiting overall trade activity midday.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light to moderate support is trying to redevelop early Tuesday morning in most contracts. This has allowed for mixed trade in several markets as traders try to establish additional buyer support through the end of the week.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Initial support in the livestock market quickly eroded with very little additional buyer activity developing Monday. There is limited support through the complex.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    There is support in all livestock futures with moderate buyer activity developing across the complex. Additional trade may occur over the next couple of days ahead of the holidays.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong buyer support has moved into the livestock market Thursday. This is helping to draw additional underlying support back to most contracts.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Gains are seen in cattle futures as the focus continues to be on recent pressure in all markets. This could leave prices unsettled through the rest of the session, as longer-term market focus is being sought.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Moderate to strong losses quickly moved through cattle futures as triple-digit declines flooded back into the feeder cattle market. This eroded early support in live cattle futures, pushing prices moderately lower.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Firm losses have quickly developed across the cattle complex with traders focusing on the inability to draw additional commercial buyer interest back into the market. This may spark additional weakness across the market through...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Follow-through support is most evident in feeder cattle futures early Wednesday morning. This has allowed triple-digit gains, which are supporting live cattle futures too.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains quickly developed early Tuesday in live cattle and feeder cattle trade. This aggressive shift higher sparked widespread buyer support that had been waiting on the sidelines over the last couple of weeks...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive buying has flooded into cattle trade with live cattle and feeder cattle posting gains above $2 per cwt at midday. This strong support may help to spark increased longer-term activity through the next few days.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light price support Tuesday in live cattle and feeder cattle trade could help to draw commercial buyers back to the market after the recent market weakness. Hog futures continue lower despite light trade. Mixed trade...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong pressure seen in livestock markets has been replaced by firm gains in feeder cattle trade at midday. This may help to bring additional market support back to the complex through the end of the session.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light-to-moderate trade volume is expected through most of the morning following sluggish market interest early Monday. Follow-through pressure may quickly develop in cattle markets given the overall lack of technical support.

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Light to moderate pressure may redevelop in cattle futures Monday morning, although price levels may focus on choppy trade during the early hours based on a combination of short-covering and follow-through liquidation activity.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Late-day pressure swept through the feeder cattle futures Friday afternoon, leaving nearby contracts with triple-digit losses once again. The rest of the livestock market remained mixed with firmness developing in hog trade as...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Despite firmness seen in early morning activity and sluggish moves in live cattle and hog futures, the feeder cattle market has returned to firm losses as traders focus on potential market weakness in the coming days.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light to moderate support is slowly developing across the complex Friday morning. This is bringing mixed trade to cattle and hog markets as the overall tone of the complex still remains weak.

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Lack of aggressive price pressure is expected to help draw additional but light buying back into the complex at the end of the week. Limited market activity will likely continue over the Friday session.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Active liquidation slowed significantly through Thursday's session and prices remained mixed in a moderate range. The overall lack of seller interest seemed to allow some buyers to move back into the complex, although the tone of...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    After strong follow-through pressure was seen through most of the morning, slight gain have tried to develop in cattle trade. This is leaving prices mixed and focusing on short covering opportunities.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Increased pressure is seen across most livestock futures following wide reaching pressure seen over the last couple of days. This is adding additional concerns in to not only futures trade, but also cash markets through the...

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Early trade is expected to remain mostly lower with a combination of follow-through liquidation and short-covering Thursday. This may bring additional volatility through the end of the week.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Follow-through pressure in feeder cattle futures quickly developed across the complex. Most cattle markets saw triple-digit losses as traders focused on additional liquidation. Hog trade also saw strong price pressure, focusing on...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive triple-digit losses in feeder cattle trade has created increased pressure through not only the feeder cattle market, but all livestock trade Wednesday. This may spark additional pressure through the end of the session.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Follow-through pressure is leading to additional widespread liquidation across the cattle complex. Feeder cattle markets are leading the complex lower with triple-digit losses.

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    The sharp triple-digit losses that developed in cattle and hog futures Tuesday is setting a bearish tone across the market as traders prepare to enter the complex midweek. This is likely to leave prices unsettled but in a mixed...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Sharp triple-digit losses that developed in nearby feeder cattle futures quickly took any focus off the potential to stabilize the cattle complex Tuesday. This caused widespread pressure. Hog futures posted sharp losses with...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Selling activity quickly developed in most livestock markets as cattle markets retracted early market support. Hog futures are holding strong losses as traders look for additional longer-term direction.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Moderate to firm buyer support has quickly and aggressively moved back into the cattle complex as traders continue to focus on the underlying weakness, which developed over the last week. This may bring additional buyer activity...

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Strong support seen in lean hog futures early in the week is expected to draw additional buyer support to the complex. Although the overall lack of support in live cattle markets over the last week is creating some strong...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Follow-through pressure developed in most cattle futures trade at closing bell Monday, although prices shifted higher and lower through the trading session due to overall lack of longer-term direction. The sharp losses seen last...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Despite prices which shifted higher and lower through morning trade, cattle futures remain under pressure as traders try to find support given the recent market losses. There continues to be growing concerns surrounding holding...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Follow-through pressure quickly developed in cattle trade following aggressive triple-digit losses seen Friday. The light volume in the opening minutes of trade has limited losses, although the tone of the market remains weak.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong pressure is seen in the live cattle complex and feeder cattle market with traders quickly flooding the market with selling activity at the end of the week.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Traders have carried the weaker tone seen Thursday into the month of December with moderate to strong pressure seen in nearly all livestock contracts during the first few minutes of trade. Cattle futures are leading the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Price pressure is seen through the complex with cattle markets holding triple-digit losses. The overall lack of support across the complex may add even more softness to the complex through the end of the session.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Cattle and hog futures remain lightly traded during the early minutes of trade Thursday. The focus is split between adjusting after the midweek market moves seen Wednesday, and end-of-month positioning that will take place...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Cattle markets shifted lower through midday as traders slowly but steadily moved out of the complex. Late day buying redeveloped in nearby live cattle and feeder cattle futures, which helped markets close firmly higher as the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Lack of follow through buyer support during the morning Wednesday has led to additional price direction through the complex. This may bring additional volatility to the entire complex over the next several days.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Buyer support has slowly but firmly stepped back into the complex Wednesday morning. This move has helped to put more focus on the development of cash activity in both hog and cattle markets through the rest of the week.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Despite posting triple-digit losses through most of the session, the focus on the cattle market turned to narrow trade movement at closing bell. This helped to draw buyers back into the complex late Tuesday.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Mixed price movement has developed across the complex as traders focus on moderate to strong follow through buyer support moving into hog trade while cattle markets are firmly lower midday Tuesday.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Activity across the complex is seen in cattle and hog markets. This overall lack of direction in the market is focusing on the aggressive support that developed Monday. Trade activity is expected to increase, although trade ranges...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Buyer activity has been evident in all livestock trade Monday morning with commercial traders focusing on increased buyer activity through the complex.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Firm support quickly stepped into the lean hog futures complex as traders try to take advantage of the support seen late last week. Cattle trade remains sluggish with prices mostly lower, although the lack of activity could allow...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong pre-holiday buyer support has quickly moved into the cattle market as traders continue to spark longer-term buyer interest in all livestock trade.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Sluggish activity is seen in all livestock markets early Wednesday morning. Traders are looking ahead to the long holiday weekend, with some activity already calling it a week ahead of the Thanksgiving day holiday.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Trade activity remained extremely sluggish in nearly all contract months early Tuesday morning. This could limit overall trade activity through the rest of the session.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Pressure has quickly developed Monday morning in cattle futures following the bearish Cattle on Feed report last Friday. Trade volume is expected to remain sluggish all week in most livestock markets, which may add even more...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light to moderate pressure is quickly moving into the cattle complex following a bearish Cattle on Feed report Friday. Losses have remained narrow as traders are trying to focus on building market stability ahead of the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    The aggressive early support seen across lean hog futures has allowed for increased market uncertainty through the complex. Mixed trade is holding in narrow ranges across hog futures. Cattle markets continue to remain sharply...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

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    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 additional gains in most cattle futures...

  • (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 futures are holding triple-digit gains...

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    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 range as traders focus on light volume.

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    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.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...