Livestock Report
Ben DiCostanzo of Walsh Trading, Inc. - InsideFutures.com - Wed Mar 20, 4:48PM CDT

The Hog market continued its run higher today making limit moves throughout the complex that expires in 2019. The lead contract (June) reached the 90 handle, an area not seen since June 2016. That high was 90.425, which is the resistance level that June Hogs is currently challenging. The high today was 90.25 and the only reason the June 2016 high wasnt breached today was probably because price couldnt go any higher due to the limit move. The limit will be expanded for trading on Thursday to 4.5 handles, which put the potential high at 94.75. If the 90.425 resistance level is taken out a push to resistance at 92.375 and then 93.50 is possible. A failure from resistance could see consolidation within the Wednesday range. Hogs are at lofty levels but disease progression in China continues and traders expectation of the Chinese buying up the world pork supply grows.

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