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Below you can find links to articles in the news that discuss market fundamentals that could potentially affect the price of feeder cattle on the CME commodities exchange. Before you invest in the feeder cattle futures market you should do your own research.

1. Bloomberg “Beef Costs Set to Rise as Fattened Cattle Extend Rally” July 30, 2014

Beef costs are poised to rise further as feeder-cattle futures climbed to cap the longest rally in 37 years amid mounting U.S. supply concerns.

2. Bloomberg “Feeder Cattle at Record Head for Longest Rally Since 1977” May 2, 2014

Prices for young cattle extended a rally to a record, climbing for the 10th straight session and on pace for the longest rising streak since 1977.

3. "Cattle Extend Slump as Animal Demand May Slide" January 18, 2013

Feeder-cattle futures for March settlement slid 0.3 percent to $1.45425 a pound on the CME. A close at that price would be the 10th straight drop, the longest consecutive decline since November 2004.

4. "Cattle Futures Decline on Signs of Weak Beef Demand; Hogs Drop" November 12, 2012

Cattle futures fell on signs of weak demand for U.S. beef… Feeder-cattle futures for January settlement rose 0.2 percent to $1.4595 a pound in Chicago.

5. "Cattle Futures Tumble Most in Five Months; Hogs Decline" September 25, 2012

Cattle futures tumbled the most in five months on signs of slowing demand from U.S. meatpackers as beef prices drop. Feeder-cattle futures for November settlement fell 1.5 percent to $1.46525 a pound on the CME, the biggest drop since July 25.

6. "Pink Slime No Brake To Beef Rally As U.S. Herd Contracts" Jun2 12, 2012

Beef output in the U.S., the biggest producer, will drop for a third year in 2013 after drought destroyed pastures, forcing farmers to cull herds to the smallest since 1952, government data show.

7. “Cattle Tumble Most in 11 Months as Mad-Cow Disease Found in U.S.” April 24, 2012

Cattle tumbled the most in 11 months in Chicago, and feeder-cattle prices fell by the exchange limit as a case of mad-cow disease was reported in the U.S. Corn, used in livestock feed, also slumped.

8. "U.S. Cattle Inventory Drops to Lowest Since 1952 on Drought" January 27, 2012

As of Jan. 1, beef and dairy farmers held 90.77 million head of cattle, down 2.1 percent from a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today in a report. That's the fewest since 1952.


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