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Feeder Cattle Jan '23 (GFF23)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Close Mixed for NASS Numbers

Nearby cattle traded in a mostly tight range, and settled mixed but mostly lower within 40 cents of UNCH for pre-report positioning. The feeder cattle market was up by triple digits ahead of the report, led by a 1.21% gain in March. USDA has little to no cash trade to reported so far this week, maintaining $156 as last week’s market for the South and $248 for the Northern dressed market. The 1/30 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $180.42, up by 54 cents. 

The semi-annual NASS cattle inventory counted 89.274m head on Jan 1. That was a 3% drop from last year’s inventory. Beef cows were 4% lower yr/yr with 28.92m head, but replacement heifers were down by a sharp 5.8% yr/yr to 5.164m head. The calf crop was reported at 34.464 million head compared to 35.166 last year. 

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were mixed in the Tuesday PM report, with Choice down $2.01 and Select up $1.40. That dropped the Chc/Sel spread to $13.17. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 248,000 head WTD through... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Feeder Cattle
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,315/2,850
First Notice Date
01/26/23
Expiration Date
01/26/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Jan '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
15,587 (+490)
8,508 (+829)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
13,606 (+189)
19,444 (+165)
Producers - Long / Short
8,966 (+672)
4,466 (+614)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
3,486 (-380)
907 (+17)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,991 (+563)
15,891 (+95)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,615 (-374)
3,553 (+70)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
177.550 +1.14%
on 01/20/23
185.650 -3.27%
on 01/04/23
-3.530 (-1.93%)
since 12/27/22
3-Month
176.325 +1.84%
on 11/15/22
185.650 -3.27%
on 01/04/23
-0.880 (-0.49%)
since 10/27/22
52-Week
170.775 +5.15%
on 05/20/22
191.500 -6.23%
on 08/18/22
-2.380 (-1.31%)
since 01/27/22

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 179.570
2nd Resistance Point 179.570
1st Resistance Point 179.570
Last Price 179.570s
1st Support Level 179.570
2nd Support Level 179.570
3rd Support Level 179.570

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52-Week High 191.500
Fibonacci 61.8% 183.583
Fibonacci 50% 181.137
Last Price 179.570s
Fibonacci 38.2% 178.692
52-Week Low 170.775

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