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 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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Firm gains have developed in feeder cattle trade midday Friday. This has helped to draw additional support back into the live cattle complex focused on end-of-week short covering. Hog futures remain under firm pressure, based on...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Increased pressure is seen through the livestock markets as firm losses are seen early Friday morning. The concern that further pressure will be seen in meat values is adding to the recent pressure in cash markets and lack of...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive losses have quickly developed in cattle and hog futures trade Thursday morning. The overall lack of support from cash and meat values through the end of the week is adding to liquidation activity and further market...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early moves in livestock futures have pushed prices lower once again following the aggressive turn around and market losses developing midweek. This lack of support is creating even more uncertainty through the complex and could...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses have quickly developed in all livestock markets Wednesday morning. The aggressive gains seen Tuesday in feeder cattle markets has drawn active pressure back into the market with most feeder cattle contracts holding...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Following the aggressive triple-digit rally seen in the live cattle and feeder cattle futures market Tuesday, traders have slowly backed away from the complex in the opening minutes of trade Wednesday. Trade volume in all livestock...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Despite cattle markets pulling back from session highs at midday, moderate to strong gains have continued to be seen in most contracts. This renewed buyer support in all livestock trade may spark some underlying commercial...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Moderate to firm losses have quickly developed in live cattle and feeder cattle markets Tuesday morning. The most aggressive losses continue to be seen in front month August futures with prices falling $1 per or more during the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Increased pressure has developed in live cattle markets Monday morning. This has pushed nearby trade $1 per cwt lower although trade volume in all livestock markets remain quiet. The focus on increased market activity later in the...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light trade is seen in all livestock futures early Monday with prices mixed in a narrow range. The focus on outside market moves and potential cash and meat market direction later in the week is keeping most traders on the sidelines.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Additional weakness quickly moves into the cattle complex Friday morning with strong triple-digit losses the focus of market activity. Trade volume remains light, although the inability to hold support levels at the end of the week...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Trade volume remains light across livestock markets Friday morning with market activity in cattle futures holding narrow losses. The light to moderate support late day Thursday has allowed for a moderate pullback in price levels...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Live cattle futures have pulled back from the support seen early Thursday morning. This lack of follow-through support is focused on overall market uncertainty through the complex with traders focusing on fundamental market...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Buyer interest quickly moved into cattle futures early Thursday morning. This is helping to post moderate to firm price support in both live cattle and feeder cattle trade. The ability to sustain these initial gains is still in...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Strong buyer support quickly moved into live cattle futures in the final minutes of trade Wednesday. This helped to push front month futures to triple-digit gains, despite moderate pressure through much of the session. Cash...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Early support in cattle markets once again eroded at midday as buyers quickly backed away from the market. This continues to be the trend for the week as traders focus on pressure from large inventory levels and weakening...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Following sharp losses in cattle markets early in the week, firm buyer support has quickly developed across the complex. This has pushed nearby futures $1 per cwt higher as traders are looking for increased buyer support and...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Moderate-to-sharp losses developed across live cattle and feeder cattle markets in the last half of the trading session Tuesday. This created even more uncertainty in the cattle complex. Hog futures have bounce higher in...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle futures turned lower late morning, which pulled away from early morning support. This is quickly limiting buyer support from the cattle market that had helped to bring a sense of stability back into the market Tuesday morning.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Sluggish trade has developed early Tuesday morning as traders appear to be waiting for additional market information in all livestock markets. The aggressive limit losses in cattle markets Monday have allowed for expanded trading...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses flood through cattle trade as limit losses are seen in live cattle and feeder cattle futures. The bearish tone of the cattle on feed report has created additional pressure on the entire complex.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Aggressive losses quickly develop in live cattle and feeder cattle markets Monday. The bearish cattle on feed report has quickly added selling pressure to all livestock markets, and allowed traders to liquidate positions Monday.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Moderate gains have redeveloped Friday morning in both live cattle and feeder cattle markets. This has allowed additional commercial buyer interest to step back into the complex late in the week, offsetting a portion of Thursday's...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Cattle traders quickly reacted to sharp losses which developed Thursday with firm market support flooding into the complex. Although trade volume still remains light, the overall tone of the market is firming at the end of the week...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle futures have posted sharp losses Thursday morning as traders back away from recent market support which moved into the complex. Even though triple-digit gains continue to hold in feeder cattle futures, contracts have...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive losses develop in cattle futures trade Tuesday based on early aggressive gains in the grain complex. This is creating even more volatility through the entire livestock market through the week.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Weakness is quickly developing in cattle markets early Tuesday morning with markets focusing on the lack of support in the feeder cattle complex. This triple-digit pressure is putting additional weakness on the live cattle market...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong gains have moved into feeder cattle futures midday Monday with traders quickly moving away from the narrowly mixed market shifts seen early morning. Commercial buying is slowly stepping back into live cattle and lean hog...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Activity early Monday is quiet as traders remain focused on the narrow trading range through cattle and hog futures. The overall lack of direction in the complex following firm gains in cattle futures Friday and aggressive hog...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Gains redevelop in cattle markets midday Friday as buyer support has quickly been rekindled. This has pushed feeder cattle futures to triple-digit gains allowing buyer support to move back into the complex. Hog markets remain...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Limited trade activity is seen in the complex as cattle markets are mixed in a very narrow trading range. The overall lack of activity is likely to keep prices sluggish and traders looking for market moves next week. Hog futures...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains have developed in the feeder cattle futures complex with traders focusing spillover support seen from Wednesday and aggressive losses developing in the grain complex. Hog futures remain mixed in a moderate range...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Aggressive limit gains have quickly developed across the live cattle and feeder cattle market, with traders focusing on increased buyer interest. Cash cattle trade started to develop Wednesday afternoon with prices steady to $2...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive support developed in all cattle futures Wednesday morning with live cattle and feeder cattle futures moving to limit gains. The support continues to draw additional support into the complex although fundamental concerns...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Despite narrow losses early in the session, commercial buyers flooded the market through the last half of the trading session. This renewed buyer support saw gains of $1 to $1.40 per cwt in live cattle futures following the lead of...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong buying quickly moved into the cattle market with traders looking for increased underlying support across the complex. The triple-digit support in feeder cattle markets continue to drive buyer interest back into the market.

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Lack of activity is seen across the entire livestock market with narrow losses holding in cattle trade. The inability to bring buyers back into the market is not surprising at this point, but the narrow market shifts is helping to...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Firm pressure continues to hold across cattle futures late Monday morning. Feeder cattle and live cattle markets are lightly traded, although the tone of the complex is uncertain and could find buyer interest later in the week.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong losses have once again redeveloped in live cattle and feeder cattle trade a follow through pressure has quickly developed following last week's market shift lower. The move lower is being led by a triple digit plunge in feeder...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Light volume and lack of market interest is keeping prices stuck in a narrowly mixed trading range. This is likely to keep markets from drawing additional activity through the end of the session, or moving outside of current market...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Directionless trade is seen through the entire livestock complex early Friday morning as traders seem to have taken a break from the sharp price shifts seen over the last couple of sessions, narrow price adjustments seen in the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong gains have developed in cattle markets midday Thursday as traders have quickly backed away from the earlier market pressure. The focus on triple-digit support in front-month live cattle and feeder cattle contracts...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early losses have redeveloped in cattle markets Thursday morning. This is adding to the sharp triple-digit pressure which was seen following the holiday break and creating longer term concerns across the entire complex. There...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive early losses have developed across the cattle market with traders focusing on triple-digit pressure quickly moving into both markets. Nearby contracts are either testing, or have broken through support levels, bringing...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Lethargic trade activity is seen as traders return from the holiday. Follow through buyer support is quickly moving back into the lean hog complex, although this activity is not pushing prices aggressively higher at this point...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Cattle contracts are under pressured in late morning biz with feeder issues catching most of the bearish heat. Lean hog futures are moderately higher, supported by residual buying and constructive fundamentals.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Early support in hog futures have continued to draw aggressive buyer support back into the lean hog market. This is pushing nearby contracts to triple-digit gains as July and August futures have pushed to new contract highs...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early morning weakness has quickly developed across live cattle and feeder cattle markets with light-to-moderate selling pressure seen through the complex. This could limit additional market direction and trade volume through the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Widespread buyer support has continued to develop through the lean hog complex with additional interest seen in front month July contracts moving prices to new contract highs. Cattle trade has continued to shift higher, as...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light activity in cattle markets has allowed markets to keep move in a mixed but narrow trading range through the cattle complex. This may keep volatility low through the Thursday session despite wide shifts in prices during most...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Strong late-day gains developed across cattle futures. This, following recent market pressure, created widespread volatility over the last two trading sessions. Uncertainty abounds through the entire complex as traders head into...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Despite sharp losses in beef values and continued pressure in feeder cattle markets, the live cattle market is starting to show stability in light midday trade. This could help to bring some market support to the complex through...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Firm losses have quickly developed in nearby feeder cattle futures early Wednesday morning. This has allowed for triple-digit losses to move into the feeder cattle complex for the second consecutive trading session, adding even...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Pressure swept through cattle futures Tuesday, leaving traders with unsettled concerns after limit gains pushed prices higher earlier in the week. The volatility seen during the first two day sof this week may lead to even more...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive triple-digit losses hold across the complex as traders flood the market as they back away from previous market support. This could leave the complex under pressure once again with even more volatility through the rest...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Weakness Tuesday morning has created a swift reaction to the strong market surge seen in cattle futures Monday afternoon. This short covering activity may not limit buyer activity long term, but is putting on the breaks for the...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp gains develop in cattle futures midday Monday which is leading to aggressive triple digit rallies through late day trade. The ability to spark market support at this point in the week could bring additional buyer activity back...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Fundamental support seen in hog trade is helping to spark regain buyer support across the lean hog complex. This has not spread to the cattle market, which has moved lower early Monday morning. Trade is expected to remain light...