Summer often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows. Common problems include eye infections and foot rot. Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics, so remember VFD rules.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures tumbled 2 percent or more on Monday, with the front-month June contract falling by its 3.000 cents per pound daily limit in a technical selloff, traders said.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures finished lower on Friday, hit by the "roll" by funds into deferred months and uneasiness over North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks, said traders.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Wednesday slid from a one-year top earlier in the session, rattled by fund selling and Canadian government concerns over NAFTA talks with the United States, said traders.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle nearby contracts on Wednesday were weakened by funds that sold, or "rolled," June positions into back months ahead of similar moves early next week, said traders.