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Feeder Cattle Mar '24 (GFH24)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Rally After Digesting USDA Data

Live cattle closed Monday with contracts up $2.35 to $3.20 in fallout from friendly the USDA Cattle on Feed report.  Cash action picked up on Friday, with some $183-184 live and $292 dressed action reported in the North, steady to down $1 from the previous week. Southern trade was steady, at $182. Feeders were up $3.17 to $4.97 across most contracts, with April $1.57 higher ahead of Thursday’s Expiration. The CME Feeder Cattle index was back up 38 cents on April 19 to $242.11. 

USDA’s Cattle on Feed report showed 1.746 million head placed during March, down 12.35% from a year ago, and below the average trade guess of down 7%. March marketings were down 13.71% at 1.706 million head, vs. trade estimates to be 11.9% lower.  April 1 on feed inventory was up 1.49% at 11.821 million head, below the trade’s expected 2.1% incline from last year. 

USDA’s Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were back higher in the Monday afternoon report. Choice boxes were 26 cents higher to $295.913, wit... Read more

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    Lean hogs snuck out some gains on Monday, with contracts steady to $1.20 higher across the board. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was...

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  • Hogs Pushing Higher to Start New Week

    Lean hogs are trading 60 cents to $1.40 higher on Monday. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated was not printed on Monday morning due to light...

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