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Feeder Cattle Sep '23 (GFU23)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Settled Mixed Ahead of USDA Cattle on Feed Report Release

Live cattle futures were mixed at the close, anticipating little bearish news for nearby cash cattle in the COF report, but more cautious above December and later. Overall, the board was 85 cents higher to 52 cents lower. Some southern cattle traded at $187 to $188.50 this week, with the north showing some sales of $310 in the beef and live sales of $196. Feeder cattle futures went home with Friday losses of $.62 to $1.30, and most contracts in triple digit territory. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was down 8 cents on July 18 at $259.18.

Friday’s Cattle on Feed report showed June feeder placements at 1.564 million head, a 6.85% drop from last year, while marketings were down 8.74% at 1.786 million head. That took the on feed inventory to 11.304 million head by July 1, a 0.54% increase from last year.

USDA wholesale Boxed Beef prices were lower in the Friday PM report, with Choice boxes down another $2.32 to $313.83/cwt and Select products 66 cents lower at $298.80. The Chc/... 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
09/28/23
Expiration Date
09/28/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Sep '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
17,019 (-64)
8,732 (-925)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
10,973 (-839)
15,745 (+607)
Producers - Long / Short
12,988 (+327)
7,694 (-660)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
3,125 (-195)
132 (-69)
Managed Money - Long / Short
8,229 (-559)
6,024 (+841)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
2,744 (-280)
9,721 (-234)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
250.000 +0.84%
on 09/05/23
257.500 -2.09%
on 09/15/23
-1.915 (-0.75%)
since 08/29/23
3-Month
244.075 +3.29%
on 06/30/23
257.500 -2.09%
on 09/15/23
+6.310 (+2.57%)
since 06/29/23
52-Week
195.275 +29.11%
on 10/10/22
257.500 -2.09%
on 09/15/23
+51.560 (+25.71%)
since 09/29/22

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Hogs Stable, Cattle Mixed

Hogs rebound while cattle markets wait for the Cattle on feed report

Cattle Settled Mixed Ahead of USDA Cattle on Feed Report Release

Live cattle futures were mixed at the close, anticipating little bearish news for nearby cash cattle in the COF report, but more cautious above December and later. Overall, the board was 85 cents higher...

LEQ24 : 183.100s (+0.47%)
LEV24 : 183.475s (+0.25%)
LEZ24 : 184.675s (-0.16%)
GFQ24 : 255.600s (-0.24%)
GFU24 : 255.775s (-0.48%)
GFV24 : 255.650s (-0.51%)
Hogs Extend Rally on Friday, August Up $3.18 for the Week

Lean hogs continued their bullish effort for the week, up $.20 to $1.22 on Friday. Nearby August was up $3.18 for the week. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $82.42 on Friday afternoon,...

HEQ24 : 91.575s (+0.22%)
HEV24 : 74.550s (+0.71%)
HEZ24 : 66.925s (+1.86%)
Pure Hedge - Livestock and Grain

Grains fall from their highs and Feeders continue to break.

That's a Wrap!  Here's a quick look at a few markets on our radar into the weekend.

Grain markets were uniformly higher in the early morning trade but fizzled out into the afternoon trade.  Where does that leave us on the charts?  Also, the monthly Cattle on Feed report was just released,...

Shootin' the Bull about softer cattle & beef prices

In my opinion, the beef and cattle markets are softening.  I made the recommendation this week to do whatever it takes to put a floor under your production going forward.

Cattle on Feed

Cattle on Feed - 2024-07-19

GFQ24 : 255.600s (-0.24%)
LEV24 : 183.475s (+0.25%)
Hogs Extending Higher on Friday

Lean hogs are resuming this week’s climb on Friday, with midday gains of 47 cents to $1.45. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $82.33 on Friday morning, down 47 cents from the day prior....

HEQ24 : 91.575s (+0.22%)
HEV24 : 74.550s (+0.71%)
HEZ24 : 66.925s (+1.86%)
Cattle Mixed Ahead of CoF Report

Live cattle futures are trading mixed at midday, with front months up 42 to 55 cents and other contracts down 12 to 50 cents. Some southern cattle traded at $187 to $188.50 this week. Northern trade has...

LEQ24 : 183.100s (+0.47%)
LEV24 : 183.475s (+0.25%)
LEZ24 : 184.675s (-0.16%)
GFQ24 : 255.600s (-0.24%)
GFU24 : 255.775s (-0.48%)
GFV24 : 255.650s (-0.51%)
Grain Futures Trade Higher in the Early Morning Trade

Corn, soybeans, and wheat are all higher in the early morning trade. Will the strength hold into the weekend?

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 252.110
2nd Resistance Point 252.110
1st Resistance Point 252.110
Last Price 252.110s
1st Support Level 252.110
2nd Support Level 252.110
3rd Support Level 252.110

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52-Week High 257.500
Last Price 252.110s
Fibonacci 61.8% 233.730
Fibonacci 50% 226.387
Fibonacci 38.2% 219.045
52-Week Low 195.275

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