Your browser of choice has not been tested for use with Barchart.com. If you have issues, please download one of the browsers listed here.

Stocks | Futures | Watchlist | More
or

Feeder Cattle Aug '22 (GFQ22)

[[ item.lastPrice ]] [[ item.priceChange ]] ([[ item.percentChange ]]) [[ item.tradeTime ]] [CME]
[[ item.bidPrice ]] x [[ item.bidSize ]] [[ item.askPrice ]] x [[ item.askSize ]]
[[ rootItem.symbol ]]underlying price [[ rootItem.lastPrice ]] [[ rootItem.priceChange ]] ([[ rootItem.percentChange ]]) [[ rootItem.tradeTime ]]
Quote Overview for [[ item.sessionDateDisplayLong ]]
[[ rowChartData.labelLow ]]
[[ rowChartData.lowPriceFormatted ]]
[[ rowChartData.lowPrice ]]
[[ rowChartData.labelHigh ]]
[[ rowChartData.highPriceFormatted ]]
[[ rowChartData.highPrice ]]
since [[ rowChartData.lowDate ]]
since [[ rowChartData.highDate ]]
[[ value ]] [[ value ]]

Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Mixed on Thursday

Live cattle were up 2 to 32 cents in the nearby contracts n Thursday, with other contracts down 25 to 57 cents. Cash trade has seen a little action at $138 in the south this week, with sales in the north at $140-142. Thursday’s Fed Cattle Exchange online no sales, with most asks ranging from $137.25-142 and bids hitting $136-137.25. Feeders were down 52 cents to $1.72 on the day. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was down $1.59 to $153.46 on 5/18.  

Surveys ahead of Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report expect placements during April to be down 4.6% vs. last year, with marketings down 2%. May on feed expectations are estimated to be up 1.3% by the trade.

Weekly Export Sales data showed bookings of 23,326 MT in the week that ended on May 12, down 17.76% vs. last week’s MY high. Japan was the buyer of 7,900 MT. Shipments were reported at 19,847 MT, a 0.54% increase over the week prior.

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were higher on Thursday afternoon. Choice was up $1.23 to $261... Read more

Contract Specifications

See More
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
08/25/22 (98 days)
Expiration Date
08/25/22 (98 days)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Aug '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 10, 2022

View Chart Details
Commercials - Long / Short
12,731 (+505)
6,170 (+457)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
14,958 (-181)
16,473 (-637)
Producers - Long / Short
6,600 (+405)
5,482 (+425)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,443 (+68)
0 (unch)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,876 (-118)
14,061 (-738)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,082 (-63)
2,412 (+101)
Get Realtime - Quotes and Charts for Futures Traders. Learn More >>

Price Performance

See More
Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
164.600 +0.36%
on 05/19/22
178.225 -7.31%
on 04/22/22
-6.250 (-3.65%)
since 04/19/22
3-Month
164.600 +0.36%
on 05/19/22
186.000 -11.18%
on 02/22/22
-20.875 (-11.22%)
since 02/18/22

More Feeder Cattle Quotes

All Futures Prices
Please wait...

Most Recent Stories

More News
Cattle Mixed on Thursday

Live cattle were up 2 to 32 cents in the nearby contracts n Thursday, with other contracts down 25 to 57 cents. Cash trade has seen a little action at $138 in the south this week, with sales in the north...

LEM22 : 131.500s (unch)
LEQ22 : 132.025s (+0.25%)
LEV22 : 138.000s (+0.05%)
GFK22 : 154.125s (-1.11%)
GFQ22 : 165.200s (-0.36%)
Hogs Mixed at the Closing Bell

Lean hogs were down 27 cents to $1.72 in the front months on Thursday, with deferred contracts up 7 to 35 cents. The National Average Base Hog price for the Thursday PM report was $110.51 down $1.18 from...

HEM22 : 105.300s (-0.75%)
HEQ22 : 106.125s (-1.60%)
KMM22 : 111.425s (-0.82%)
RFD-TV Interview: Grain and Livestock Markets

Grain markets have been extremely busy as a result of geopolitical turmoil, high fertilizer prices and a world that's turning increasingly multipolar. Oliver Sloup joined RFD-TV to talk about the most...

Shootin' the Bull

Price action today helped to confirm there was little to anticipate.  I think the cattle market is divided into two environments.  The closer in encompasses ample inventory with improving weights and...

Livestock Slaughter

Livestock Slaughter - 2022-05-19

FCQ22 : 165.200s (-0.36%)
GFQ22 : 165.200s (-0.36%)
LCQ22 : 132.025s (+0.25%)
LEQ22 : 132.025s (+0.25%)
LHN22 : 106.975s (-1.43%)
HEN22 : 106.975s (-1.43%)
YKU22 : 19,100s (+0.76%)
Cattle Mixed at Midday

Live cattle are up 7 to 35 cents in the nearby contracts at midday, with other contracts down 5 to 25 cents. Cash trade has seen a little action at $138 in the south this week, with sales in the north...

LEM22 : 131.500s (unch)
LEQ22 : 132.025s (+0.25%)
LEV22 : 138.000s (+0.05%)
GFK22 : 154.125s (-1.11%)
GFQ22 : 165.200s (-0.36%)
Hogs Lower on Thursday

Lean hogs are down 25 cents to $1.30 on Thursday. The National Average Base Hog price for Thursday morning was $110.23 up $1.74 from the day prior. CME’s Lean Hog Index for 5/17 was 18 cents higher to...

HEM22 : 105.300s (-0.75%)
HEQ22 : 106.125s (-1.60%)
KMM22 : 111.425s (-0.82%)
Daily Livestock Commentary

Where's the bottom for cattle?

Cattle Look to Rebound on Thursday

Live cattle were down $1.15 to $1.77 at the close on Wednesday. Cash trade has seen a little action at $138 in the south this week, with sales in the north at $140-142. Wednesday’s Fed Cattle Exchange...

LEM22 : 131.500s (unch)
LEQ22 : 132.025s (+0.25%)
LEV22 : 138.000s (+0.05%)
GFK22 : 154.125s (-1.11%)
GFQ22 : 165.200s (-0.36%)
Hogs Ready for Thursday Trade

Lean hog bulls turned on the jets late in the session, as most contracts posted 17 to 95 cent gains on the day. The National Average Base Hog price for Wednesday morning was $111.69 up $0.31 from the day...

HEM22 : 105.300s (-0.75%)
HEQ22 : 106.125s (-1.60%)
KMM22 : 111.425s (-0.82%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 167.542
2nd Resistance Point 166.833
1st Resistance Point 166.017
Last Price 165.200s
1st Support Level 164.492
2nd Support Level 163.783
3rd Support Level 162.967

See More

52-Week High 187.100
Fibonacci 61.8% 178.505
Fibonacci 50% 175.850
Fibonacci 38.2% 173.195
Last Price 165.200s
52-Week Low 164.600

See More

by Barchart
Solutions for Ag Professionals barchart.com/cmdty
Data and Statistics for Meats
Explore Data
cmdtyView Pro for Livestock Professionals
Start Free Trial
We help Ag Professionals make better decisions
Learn Now

Barchart Futures Commentary

Barchart Futures is a twice weekly newsletter that features a selection of the latest and best commodities commentary appearing on Barchart.com. Delivered every Wednesday and Friday morning to your inbox.

Want to use this as
your default charts setting?
Save this setup as a Chart Templates
Switch the Market flag
for targeted data from your country of choice.
Open the menu and switch the
Market flag for targeted data from your country of choice.
Want Streaming Chart Updates?
Switch your Site Preferences
to use Interactive Charts
Need More Chart Options?
Right-click on the chart to open the Interactive Chart menu.

Free Barchart Webinar