Feeder Cattle Mar '18 (GFH18)
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+0.175 (+0.12%)since 01/22/18
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-5.150 (-3.41%)since 11/22/17
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+26.575 (+22.25%)since 03/30/17
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Live cattle futures settled the Thursday session with weakness in the front months. Nearby Feb was $1.30 lower, with deferred contracts slightly higher. Feeder cattle futures were 27.5 to $1.025 lower. The CME feeder cattle index was up 6 cents on February 21 at $148.05. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Thursday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.03 at $218.40, with Select boxes 14 cents higher at $212.06. Estimated weekly FI cattle slaughter was 441,000 head through Thursday. That is down 19,000 from the previous week and 4,000 head fewer than the same week last year. Most cash trade has been reported at $128-$128.50 so far this week. Analysts are estimating that Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report to show on feed numbers as of Feb 1 up 7.4% from a year ago at 11.575 million head. Thursday afternoon’s Cold Storage report showed beef stocks at the end of January at 499.554 million pounds. That is 2.36% more than December and nearly 7.18% lower than January 2017.Feb 18 Cattle closed at $128.350, down $1.300,Apr 18 Cattle closed at $125.375, down $0.850,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $116.800, down $0.250,Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.000, down $0.650Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $148.075, down $1.025May 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.125, down $0.925
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