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Whether you're operating restaurants or supermarkets; a food distribution service; a processing or manufacturing facility; or an import/export trading company, you’re in a highly competitive business. Meat markets are volatile, and margins are often thin. A few pennies per pound can make enormous differences in your bottom line. In order to make the best possible decisions, it is essential to have the best possible information at your disposal.

Here are the excerpts from this week's "Meat Markets Under a Microscope" report, by Kevin Bost.

October 31, 2018

MMM 31 I should begin with an erratum to last week's Meat Markets under a Microscope, which I opened by stating that the combined Choice/Select cutout value was headed for $112 per cwt. I meant $212 per cwt. I'm sure that you figured that out right away. Anyway, the market has already moved to that level... and, as of this morning, beyond.
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Here are the excerpts from this week's "Trading Cattle...from a meat market perspective" report, by Kevin Bost.

October 28, 2018

Currently I hold a moderate short position - one half in the April contract and one half in the June contract - along with a small short position in the December $120 calls.
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Here are the excerpts from this week's "Trading Hogs...from a meat market perspective" report, by Kevin Bost.

October 28, 2018

Apparently I had the right idea about buying February hogs, but I didn't make any money from it. That is the price to be paid for my abundantly cautious approach to the hog market, which is still warranted by the mystery surrounding future pork exports.
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