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Feeder Cattle Pit May '23 (FCK23)

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Feeder Cattle (Pit) Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Futures Higher, Cash Still Above Board

Live cattle futures were solidly higher on Tuesday, settling $1.20 to $2.37 higher and led by nearby August futures.  August is still being supported by cash cattle prices that are above the board, and substantially so in the north.  Last week’s cash trade was 187-188.50 across the south last week, down $1 to 50 cents higher from the previous week. In the north, trade was $196-198, steady to down $2 from the week prior. Feeder cattle futures followed the fats higher, settling with gains of $1.65 to $2.35. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up $1.07 at $257.74 on July 22.

USDA wholesale Boxed Beef prices were lower in the PM report, with Choice boxes down 23 cents at $313.21 and Select product 1$1.67 lower ta t$296.66. The Chc/Sel spread is at $16.55. USDA estimated Tuesday FI slaughter at 123,000 head, putting the week to date at 238,000 vs. 248,000 head for the same Tuesday a year ago. 

Aug 24 Live Cattle  closed at $186.300, up $2.375,

Oct 24 Live Cattle  closed at... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Feeder Cattle [Pit]
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:02p.m. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
Expiration Date
05/25/23 (expired)

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Feeder Cattle Pit May '23
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
202.525 +3.18%
on 05/05/23
211.525 -1.21%
on 04/27/23
-0.450 (-0.21%)
since 04/25/23
3-Month
197.550 +5.78%
on 03/24/23
212.400 -1.61%
on 04/21/23
+10.925 (+5.52%)
since 02/24/23

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Cattle Futures Higher, Cash Still Above Board

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LEV24 : 186.125s (+0.83%)
LEZ24 : 187.400s (+0.74%)
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GFU24 : 258.600s (+0.82%)
GFV24 : 258.425s (+0.85%)
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HEQ24 : 93.650s (+1.38%)
HEV24 : 77.125s (+1.51%)
HEZ24 : 69.425s (+2.17%)
Cattle Pushing Higher Through Midday

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LEQ24 : 186.300s (+1.29%)
LEV24 : 186.125s (+0.83%)
LEZ24 : 187.400s (+0.74%)
GFQ24 : 258.750s (+0.92%)
GFU24 : 258.600s (+0.82%)
GFV24 : 258.425s (+0.85%)
The Lean Hog Rally Continues

Lean hogs continue to repair damage that has been done over the last few months. Where's overhead resistance?

Cattle Start the Week Stronger, Despite Weaker Beef

Live cattle futures responded to Friday’s Cattle on Feed report with Monday gains of 82 cents to $1.325. Last week’s cash trade was 187-188.50 across the south last week, down $1 to 50 cents higher...

LEQ24 : 186.300s (+1.29%)
LEV24 : 186.125s (+0.83%)
LEZ24 : 187.400s (+0.74%)
GFQ24 : 258.750s (+0.92%)
GFU24 : 258.600s (+0.82%)
GFV24 : 258.425s (+0.85%)
Hogs Gather Support from the Pork Cutout

Lean hogs closed out the Monday session with contracts up 80 cents to $1.42. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $84.04 on Monday afternoon, up $1.62 from the day prior. The CME Lean Hog Index...

HEQ24 : 93.650s (+1.38%)
HEV24 : 77.125s (+1.51%)
HEZ24 : 69.425s (+2.17%)
Hogs Continue Higher

Hogs gaining strength as cash markets firm

Cattle End with Strength on Monday

Live cattle futures came out of the Cattle on Feed report from Friday with gains of 82 cents to $1.325. Last week’s cash trade was 187-188.50 across the south last week, down $1 to 50 cents higher from...

LEQ24 : 186.300s (+1.29%)
LEV24 : 186.125s (+0.83%)
LEZ24 : 187.400s (+0.74%)
GFQ24 : 258.750s (+0.92%)
GFU24 : 258.600s (+0.82%)
GFV24 : 258.425s (+0.85%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 208.975
2nd Resistance Point 208.975
1st Resistance Point 208.975
Last Price 208.975s
1st Support Level 208.975
2nd Support Level 208.975
3rd Support Level 208.975

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52-Week High 212.400
Last Price 208.975s
Fibonacci 61.8% 199.402
Fibonacci 50% 195.387
Fibonacci 38.2% 191.373
52-Week Low 178.375

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