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Following Live Cattle news is the key to trading fundamentally. Below you can find links to articles in the news that discuss market fundamentals that could potentially affect the price of Live Cattle on the CME commodities exchange. Before you invest in the live cattle futures market you should do your own research.

1. Bloomberg “U.S. July Cattle Supply Falls to Lowest Since ’73 in Price Rally” July 25, 2014

The U.S. cattle inventory as of July 1 fell to the lowest for the date since records began in 1973, U.S. government data showed after futures in Chicago settled at a record high, signaling higher beef costs.

2. Bloomberg “Cattle at Record Signals Higher Beef Costs for July 4th Grillers” July 3, 2014

Cattle futures extended a rally to a record as Americans are gearing up to pay the most ever for beef served at barbecues over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

3. Bloomberg.com "Cargill to Idle Texas Beef Plant as Cattle Supply Cut" January 17, 2013

Cargill Inc., the largest U.S. beef processor, will idle a Texas processing plant after the size of the cattle herd fell to a 60-year low and drought increased feed costs. Cattle futures dropped.

4. Bloomberg.com "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. Cattle futures for December delivery dropped 0.3 percent to close at $1.2535 a pound at 1 p.m. on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

5. Reuters.com "U.S. Live Cattle Gain in Consolidation Trade" September 27, 2012

U.S. cattle futures were higher on Thursday on a late bout of short-covering in consolidation trade, but weak cash markets and the global economic uncertainty dampened bullish momentum, analysts and traders said.

6. Bloomberg.com "Cattle Rebound From Biggest Drop In 10 Months On Mad Cow" April 25, 2012

Canada, Mexico, Japan and South Korea, the four biggest buyers of U.S. beef last year, said they won't halt purchases after the disease, known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, was found in a dairy cow in central California.

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

Cattle futures for June delivery fell by the exchange limit of 3 cents, or 2.6 percent, to settle at $1.11575 a pound at 1 p.m. on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. That’s the lowest level since July 1 and the biggest percentage drop on a most-active contract since May 23.

8. Bloomberg.com "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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