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.
or

Feeder Cattle Aug '18 (GFQ18)

Get Real-Time Futures
[[ item.lastPrice ]] [[ item.priceChange ]] ([[ item.percentChange ]]) [[ item.tradeTime ]] [CME]
[[ item.bidPrice ]] x [[ item.bidSize ]] [[ item.askPrice ]] x [[ item.askSize ]]
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 Close Lower, USDA Shows Lighter Than Expected Placements

Live cattle futures were 20 to 40 cents lower in most contracts on Friday, with June up 37.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures were steady to 57.5 cents lower, as August was up 20 cents. After the close, the Cattle on Feed report showed April placements up 8.67% from year ago at 1.842 million head, below most estimates. Marketings were up 6.93% from last year at 1.928 million head. The May 1 on feed inventory was pegged at 11.818 million head, up 2.25% and lighter than expectations. The CME feeder cattle index was up $3.11 to $136.81 on May 23. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 85 cents at $221.64 with Select boxes $1.94 higher @ $208.47. USDA has this week’s FI cattle slaughter at 641,000 head through Saturday. Cash trade this week was seen at $115 in the South and $115-116 in the North. The large managed money spec funds continue to liquidate their long position, with the Commitment of Traders report showing their net short position at 72,705 contracts on Tuesday. Jun 19 Cattle closed at $111.175, up $0.375, Aug 19 Cattle closed at $107.950, down $0.200, Oct 19 Cattle closed at $107.775, down $0.275, Aug 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $143.225, up $0.200 Sep 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $143.875, down $0.125 Oct 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.225, down $0.525 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

See More
Contract
Feeder Cattle
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.025 cents 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
$3,080/2,800
First Notice Date
08/30/18
Expiration Date
08/30/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Aug '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 21, 2019

View Chart Details
Commercials - Long / Short
15,068 (+533)
10,643 (-496)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
17,315 (+154)
18,889 (+2,363)
Producers - Long / Short
7,916 (+1,011)
8,728 (-221)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
6,376 (-114)
1,139 (+89)
Managed Money - Long / Short
11,296 (+361)
15,984 (+2,362)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,019 (-207)
2,905 (+1)
Get Realtime - Quotes and Charts for Futures Traders. Learn More >>

Price Performance

See More
Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
148.250 +1.17%
on 08/14/18
153.000 -1.97%
on 08/06/18
+0.655 (+0.44%)
since 07/31/18
3-Month
142.175 +5.49%
on 06/15/18
154.925 -3.19%
on 07/19/18
+2.580 (+1.75%)
since 05/31/18

More Feeder Cattle Quotes

All Futures
Please wait...

Most Recent Stories

More News
He Is At It Again

As an expert Mr......

Hogs Limit Lower on Friday

Lean Hog futures posted limit losses in the front months on Friday. Tuesday will show expanded limits of $4.50. On the week, June futures lost 6.44%. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 2 cents from the previous...

Cattle Close Lower, USDA Shows Lighter Than Expected Placements

Live cattle futures were 20 to 40 cents lower in most contracts on Friday, with June up 37.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures were steady to 57.5 cents lower, as August was up 20 cents. After the close, the...

Livestock Comments 5/24

In my afternoon broadcast I stated...

Hogs Showing Sharp Losses at Midday

Lean Hog futures are nearing limit losses in the front months on Friday. According to state media, China is progressing in finding an ASF vaccine, as they start working on clinical trials. There is not...

Cattle Mostly Lower Ahead of Cattle on Feed Report

Live cattle futures are mostly lower on Friday, with June up 20 cents. Feeder cattle futures are also in the red in most contracts, as the new front month August is up 12.5 cents. The CME feeder cattle...

Looking To Sell Hogs

Looks bearish

Corn- Truth of Dare? Limit Up or Short term Top? 4.18

Corn spreads touted 10 day bull Up More than Flat Price. Who is Big Corn Short, July20.

Feeder Cattle Charts Showing Planetary Angle Lines, Time Cycles & Price Targets

Below is a daily August feeder cattle chart showing planetary angle lines. I used a price per degree of .0818. Saturn is support at 141.15. Neptune crosses at 146.10 and is resistance. Uranus crosses at...

Remember Why!

Monday Holiday!

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 24% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Minimum.

See More Share

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 149.980
1st Resistance Point 149.980
Last Price 149.980s
1st Support Level 149.980
2nd Support Level 149.980

See More

52-Week High 159.200
Last Price 149.980s
Fibonacci 61.8% 149.956
Fibonacci 50% 147.100
Fibonacci 38.2% 144.244
52-Week Low 135.000

See More

InsideFutures Commentary

InsideFutures 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.

Add Data Columns to this Table
Learn about our Custom Views
Want to use this as
your default charts setting?
Learn about our Custom Templates
Switch the Market flag
above for targeted data.
Open the menu and switch the
Market flag for targeted data.
Get Streaming Chart Updates
Switch your Site Preferences
to Interactive Chart
Read About Upcoming
Changes to This Feature
Need More Chart Options?
Right-click on the chart to open the Interactive Chart menu.

Free Barchart Webinar