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Live Cattle Pit Apr '18 (LCJ18)

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Thu Jan 18, 7:28AM CST
Live cattle futures finished Wednesday with nearby Feb almost limit, +$2.875. Traders were actively rolling out of February into April. Feeder cattle futures were also sharply higher, with gains of $1.725 to $2.275. The CME feeder cattle index on January 16 was $145.01, down 37 cents from the previous day. Wholesale boxed beef values were down 28 cents in both grades on Wednesday afternoon. Choice boxes were at $205.30, with Select boxes at $199.61. Estimated week to date FI cattle slaughter was 353,000 head through Wednesday. That was 1,000 head fewer than last week. The FCE online auction saw only 108 of the 304 head sold at a price of $119.75, with offers of $118 and $119.50 passed by feedlots. Cash bids around the country were still around $118 on Wednesday but it would be notable if they fail to meet the FCE quote.
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