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Feeder Cattle Apr '24 (GFJ24)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Falls on Friday

Live cattle resumed the collapse on Friday, as contracts were down $1.25 to $2.77. No delivery notices were issued against April futures on Friday. Cash trade this week was reported @ $182 in the South, a $2 drop on the week, with Northern action also weaker at $293-295 in the beef (down $2-3). Feeders were also feeling the pressure, with losses of $1.37 to $3.87. The CME Feeder Cattle index on April 11th was back up 97 cents to $244.57. 

Another case of HPAI was picked up in a South Dakota dairy herd, now spreading to 8 states and is likely sending more longs for the exits amid consumer perception and headline risks. Friday afternoon’s Commitment of Traders report confirmed the sped long exit from the last couple weeks, with managed money’s net long down a large 16,305 contracts during the week of 4/9 at 36,976 contracts.

USDA’s Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were back higher in the Friday afternoon report. Choice was up $2.20 to $300.57, with Select 39 cents higher at $29... 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
$4,537/4,125
First Notice Date
04/25/24 (10 days)
Expiration Date
04/25/24 (10 days)

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Feeder Cattle Apr '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
15,286 (-734)
10,401 (-1,530)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
13,650 (-1,789)
13,879 (+945)
Producers - Long / Short
11,097 (-965)
8,555 (-1,668)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
2,757 (+27)
414 (-66)
Managed Money - Long / Short
11,129 (-1,547)
5,110 (+1,502)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
2,521 (-242)
8,769 (-557)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
235.900 +0.72%
on 04/11/24
256.900 -7.51%
on 03/14/24
-16.525 (-6.50%)
since 03/12/24
3-Month
232.275 +2.29%
on 01/16/24
260.800 -8.90%
on 02/26/24
+4.600 (+1.97%)
since 01/12/24

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Cattle Falls on Friday

Live cattle resumed the collapse on Friday, as contracts were down $1.25 to $2.77. No delivery notices were issued against April futures on Friday. Cash trade this week was reported @ $182 in the South,...

LEJ24 : 178.900s (-0.75%)
LEM24 : 171.475s (-1.39%)
LEQ24 : 168.750s (-1.57%)
GFJ24 : 237.600s (-0.66%)
GFK24 : 234.200s (-1.66%)
GFQ24 : 245.500s (-1.39%)
Hogs Collapse into the Weekend

Lean hogs were down the limit at times on Friday, but saw June closing a tick off of it, with most contracts down $1.95 to $3.725 on Friday. April futures expired today. USDA’s National Average Base...

HEK24 : 93.875s (-3.52%)
HEN24 : 104.250s (-3.14%)
KMK24 : 101.250s (-3.04%)
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Cattle Collapse Resumes on Friday

Live cattle are resuming the collapse after some recovery earlier this week, as cotnracts are now down $2 to $3.50 at midday. No delivery notices were issued against April futures on Thursday. A little...

LEJ24 : 178.900s (-0.75%)
LEM24 : 171.475s (-1.39%)
LEQ24 : 168.750s (-1.57%)
GFJ24 : 237.600s (-0.66%)
GFK24 : 234.200s (-1.66%)
GFQ24 : 245.500s (-1.39%)
Hogs Head Lower with Negotiated Hog Weakness

Lean hogs are showing limit losses in the June contracts, with most other nearbys down $2 to $3.55. April expires today and is just 52 cents lower. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was down $85.42...

HEK24 : 93.875s (-3.52%)
HEN24 : 104.250s (-3.14%)
KMK24 : 101.250s (-3.04%)
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Cattle futures were under pressure in the first half of the week but were able to stabilize yesterday. Is more relief in play or was yesterday just a dead cat bounce?

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 242.842
2nd Resistance Point 241.133
1st Resistance Point 239.367
Last Price 237.600s
1st Support Level 235.892
2nd Support Level 234.183
3rd Support Level 232.417

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52-Week High 273.600
Fibonacci 61.8% 250.718
Fibonacci 50% 243.650
Last Price 237.600s
Fibonacci 38.2% 236.582
52-Week Low 213.700

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