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LIVESTOCK-Hog futures reach two-month low as U.S. packers slaughter more pigs

15 Nov 2019

CHICAGO, Nov 15 U.S. lean hog futures touched a two-month low on Friday as meat packers slaughtered more pigs to profit from high margins.

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures reach two-month low on big U.S. supply, China trade uncertainty

14 Nov 2019

CHICAGO, Nov 14 U.S. lean hog futures fell to a two-month low on Thursday on large supplies and uncertainty over negotiations to boost trade with China, the world's top pork consumer.

China ends ban on U.S. poultry imports as pig disease crisis causes meat shortage

14 Nov 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON/CHICAGO Beijing lifted a nearly five-year ban on imports of U.S. poultry meat on Thursday, a move the U.S. Trade Representative said would lead to more than $1 billion in annual shipments to China.

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures drop on large supply, U.S.-China trade war jitters

13 Nov 2019

CHICAGO, Nov 13 U.S. livestock futures dropped on Wednesday, with lean hogs stumbling under pressure from large supplies in a turnaround from a rally a session earlier.

U.S. pork prices rise as fatal pig disease cuts global meat supply: Tyson Foods CEO

12 Nov 2019

CHICAGO U.S. pork prices rose in recent weeks at a time when they would normally be falling, as a fatal pig disease in China is tightening global meat supplies, the chief executive of Tyson Foods Inc said on Tuesday.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle futures extend rally to multi-month highs

11 Nov 2019

CHICAGO, Nov 11 U.S. live cattle and feeder futures reached their highest prices since spring on Monday, supported by strong beef prices, traders said.

USDA: Kansas City network outage likely caused delay in Friday crop report

08 Nov 2019

CHICAGO A network outage at a Kansas City, Missouri, site that transmits market-sensitive U.S. crop data likely caused a delay in the release of monthly reports on Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

UPDATE 1-USDA: Kansas City network outage likely caused delay in Friday crop report

08 Nov 2019

CHICAGO, Nov 8 A network outage at a Kansas City, Missouri, site that transmits market-sensitive U.S. crop data likely caused a delay in the release of monthly reports on Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

China's pork imports to peak in 2022, driven by fatal swine fever: consultancy

06 Nov 2019

CHICAGO Global meat shippers have three years to make the most of the outbreak of a fatal pig disease in China before Chinese pork imports peak, according to a report released by the U.S. pork industry, which is competing for sales against Europe and South America.

At Smithfield Foods' slaughterhouse, China brings home U.S. bacon

05 Nov 2019

SMITHFIELD, Virginia Smithfield Foods' slaughterhouse in Virginia used to carve up pork for American sandwiches and holiday dinners. But workers now box up pig carcasses to ship to China, according to employees, local officials and industry sources.

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