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

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong buyer support flooded into cattle markets late Wednesday morning. This offset the sharp triple-digit losses that were seen early in the trading day as buyers were quickly moving back into the complex following the...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sluggish activity Friday has kept markets moving in a choppy pattern with very little sense of long term direction able to be seen. June cattle on feed reports will be released Friday afternoon, leading to additional market...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Increased buyer interest has trickled into the cattle market early Friday. This has focused on short covering following aggressive cash market pressure and additional widespread market concerns. Sharp hog market losses are seen...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive losses have held in cattle and hog futures early Thursday morning. This has led to triple-digit pressure across most markets with traders focusing on weaker beef and pork values. The lack of support in cash cattle...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Triple-digit losses have developed in live cattle and feeder cattle markets following strong cash market pressure seen midweek. The weakness seen in lean hog trade Thursday morning is focusing on position taking based on gains...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong buyer interest has quickly developed in feeder cattle markets Wednesday morning. This has sparked renewed follow-through support across the entire complex, which may help to draw additional support through the entire...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong gains have quickly redeveloped across the cattle complex. This is helping to spark increased buyer support through the market. Increased buyer activity is likely to continue to develop as the week continues. Hog markets...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Widespread pressure in cattle markets have continued to add to the pressure in all livestock markets. Concerns that additional weakness will be seen in cash cattle prices and beef values is quickly eroding trader interest.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Cattle markets weakening early Tuesday morning. This is leading to additional softness in the complex. Even though hog futures have advanced early in the session Tuesday, it is uncertain just how much buyer support can be seen...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp price range developing across livestock complex as triple-digit price swings create volatility through the market Monday morning. Cattle markets have turned lower, while aggressive buying has moved into the hog complex.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong gains have moved into the lean hog complex. This has offset the shifts seen last week as traders continue to focus on fundamental support developing in the complex. Light trade is seen in cattle markets with narrow losses...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Market activity has slowed across the livestock markets as traders focus on position squaring through the end of the week. Mixed market trade is seen in both live cattle and lean hog markets with prices backing away from initial...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    End of the week market positioning is developing across the complex with traders focusing on moderate shifts developing in the complex. This is allowing for moderate to strong market moves to be seen in cattle trade as gains are...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Despite early gains, strong pressure has redeveloped in nearby live cattle and hog futures at midday. The lack of follow through buyer support seen in the market has allowed for traders to remain bearish Thursday morning allowing...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light trade seen early Thursday is keeping traders uncertain of additional long term direction. The overall lack of moves seen as trade opens is a shift from the sharp limit or near-limit moves which developed Wednesday in the...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Limit losses quickly developed Wednesday as aggressive liquidation was seen in live cattle and feeder cattle markets. Triple-digit losses were seen through the entire trading session as markets continue to grapple with the concern...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Aggressive losses have quickly developed through cattle markets through the morning Wednesday. This is creating even more long-term concerns in nearby and deferred contracts. Trade has backed away from limit losses as midday...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Cattle markets test daily trading limits early Wednesday morning as traders quickly follow the pressure seen earlier in the week. Aggressive follow through selling activity has redeveloped in live cattle and feeder cattle markets...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Despite showing strong early day support, buyer interest quickly ran for the hills across the cattle complex during the second half of the trading session Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures led the market lower with triple-digit...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Sharp losses have quickly developed in cattle trade at midday Tuesday with live cattle and lean hog futures both breaking away from morning gains. The lack of follow-through buyer support due to light volume has created a vacuum...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong gains are seen in the livestock market as traders continue to move into the complex. This is helping to draw buyers back into cattle and hog futures. Traders may remain focused on increased buyer support through the...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Active pressure is seen in all livestock trade Monday with traders quickly liquidating positions as traders continue to show weakness following the weekend break. Cattle futures have pulled back from early morning losses with cattle...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Live cattle futures have turned lower early Monday morning. The inability to hold gains late last week has allowed for early week pressure to move into the complex Monday. This may spark additional follow-through pressure into all...

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Lack of direction is expected to be seen early Monday as traders continue to focus on the mixed cash market direction seen late last week. Cash cattle trade ended higher in the North and mixed in the South, but the overall lack...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Futures trade remained light late in the week, while cash cattle trade was pushed off until late Friday afternoon. At the time of closing comments, cash cattle markets were still lightly traded, with markets ranging from $1 lower to...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Follow-through support quickly developed in lean hog trade Friday morning. This is helping to spark additional underlying bullish moves through the entire complex. Cattle trade is mixed with feeder cattle trade shifting market...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong buyer support has continued to redevelop through lean hog gains as traders are looking for increased buyer support at the end of the week. New contract highs are developing in summer lean hog futures, helping to draw...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Light cash cattle trade developed in the North Thursday afternoon. There is expected to be additional strong activity seen through the rest of the week with narrowly mixed live cattle futures leaving markets unsettled going into...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Live cattle and lean hog futures have posted firm support Thursday morning. The strength developing through the complex continues to raise expectations that firm gains may continue to develop in the cash markets through the...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Early gains hold in cattle and hog trade early Thursday. The focus on potential cash market support may help to bring additional buyer activity to the complex. This underlying support is likely to continue through most of the morning.

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Light cash cattle trade started to develop Thursday at $4 per cwt higher in the North. But there is expected to be some additional strong movement still needed to be seen before the end of the week. Increased price support is...

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    Cash cattle trade is likely to become more evident through the day with the delayed Fed Cattle Auction taking place Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Additional strong cash hog buying is expected to be seen through the complex.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Buying redeveloped in live cattle futures Wednesday as traders focused on long-term support and fundamental strength in the market. This helped nearby live cattle futures hold $1 per cwt gains following a strong market push...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Liquidation is seen across the feeder cattle complex as traders continue to focus on the pressure which quickly flooded into the market Tuesday. This may create additional market shifts, and create widespread weakness across...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Aggressive losses across the cattle complex have allowed for mixed trade to redevelop early Wednesday. A combination of follow-through selling pressure and short covering activity is quickly moving into the live cattle and feeder...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    During the last half hour of trade, feeder cattle futures liquidated buyer interest, posting limit losses at closing bell. This erased Monday's gains and turned live cattle futures defensive, with all contracts posting triple-digit...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Renewed buyer support is moving into the live cattle and feeder cattle futures. This is helping to spark strong but contained buyer activity across the market. Lean hog futures are firmly higher with triple-digit gains seen in all...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Buyers are quickly moving into the cattle market Tuesday morning. This is helping to push prices higher during initial trade with front month live cattle and lean hog futures holding triple-digit gains. Firm support is expected to...

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    DTN Early Word Opening Livestock

    June live cattle futures have moved to new contract highs, creating additional market momentum with price levels above $132 per cwt. Early activity is expected to bring some follow-through buyer support and position-taking through...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Strong follow-through gains redeveloped in feeder cattle Monday. This helped to spark additional moves in most of the cattle trade, helping to bring additional follow-through commercial support across the complex. Lean hog markets...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Strong gains have quickly moved into the feeder cattle complex once again Monday. This has allowed for follow-through support to slowly trickle into the live cattle complex. Most traders are looking for more information from...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Light activity is slowly developing early Monday as traders are moving into cattle and hog markets. This lack of price movement is allowing for choppy price shifts following strong gains late last week across the cattle complex.

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Triple-digit gains developed across cattle and hog futures as traders moved into the livestock complex on the last trading session of the month. This renewed support continues to offset the aggressive losses seen last week and...

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    End-of-month buying is quickly developing in cattle and hog markets. This is quickly affecting all markets with triple-digit gains seen across the complex. Strong technical and fundamental support continues to be seen across the...

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    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Strong gains have quickly moved into the livestock complex early Wednesday morning. This has pushed nearby lean hog futures contracts to triple digit gains. Follow through buyer support is moving into cattle futures during early...

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    Strong buying moved into feeder cattle futures Tuesday, providing support to live contracts also and offsetting losses seen Friday following the Cattle on Feed report. Nearby lean hog futures were pressured by position-taking...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Firm triple-digit gains have moved back into feeder cattle trade with buyers moving past the early losses. This has helped to establish a sense of stability in the cattle market following the aggressive liquidation seen Friday. Hog...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Follow-through losses sweep through the cattle market early Tuesday morning. This reaction to the bearish cattle on feed report continues to weaken the overall market as traders put pressure on prices and liquidate positions...

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

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

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    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

    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 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 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.