Surprise rally catches Asian feed millers short

Corn and soymeal prices unlikely to drop back near lows seen in early October, say analysts and traders


ASIAN feed millers have missed the boat on multi-year-low corn and soymeal prices after a surprise rally in the futures market over the past few weeks, leaving them with hefty costs even as global supplies hit record highs.

Several millers in Asia's top importers, including Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, have been ordering cargoes over the last few months by locking in premiums they must pay over futures, but leaving that futures level to be fixed later.

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