Hog prices continued a four-month rally last week, thanks primarily to strong domestic and export markets.
Wet weather and currency shifts influenced grain markets over the past week, but it may be a few more weeks before acreage and yield guesses begin to form trade expectations for new crop production.
Feeder cattle prices continue to strengthen, bringing more volatility to the market.
Weather is staying high in market concerns.
For Karl Setzer, it has been interesting watching the corn and soybean markets fluctuate but still remain in the same basic trading range.
Meat exports soared in March as markets continue to handle larger supplies.
Dockside in Rotterdam, the European logistics ace for Glencore Agriculture gives up trying to remember all the workers and contractors who made it possible to fill a 30-wagon train with soybean meal from Argentina.
Feeder cattle prices soared this past week.
A torrent of rain and snow across the central Plains and southern Corn Belt over the weekend led to a rally in grain futures early in the week after concern over trade disputes sunk prices the week before.
Corn Belt weather and field progress held the market’s attention early this week after a slow start for planting and with forecasts for a week of cool, wet weather.