Funds get meaty

Big specs mostly sellers in crops but gobble up cattle and hogs.

While harvest kept crop prices mostly in check this week, livestock markets are trying to turn a corner. Big speculators had a lot to say about these turns in the market.

Here’s what funds were up to, according to Friday’s Commitment of Traders report from the CFTC, which covers trading through Tuesday, Oct. 3, when data was collected.

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