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CME commodities exchange. Before you invest in the live cattle futures market
you should do your own research.
“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
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
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
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.