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Live Cattle Pit Feb '23 (LCG23)

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Live Cattle (Pit) Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Rally Resumes on Tuesday

Live cattle posted higher trade on Tuesday, with contracts closing 75 cent to $1.87 higher. Cash trade this week has been relatively quite so far, with a few light trades of $192 in the north being picked up.  USDA reported cash sales of $186 in the South, up to $190 in the North last week. Feeder cattle saw gains of $1.35 to $2.25 across the board on Tuesday. The CME Feeder Cattle index was up 88 cents on May 20 to $247.75.

The average trade estimates for Friday’s Cattle on Feed report is to show April placements down 6.1% from last year, with April marketings up 9.8%. That would peg the May 1 on feed inventory down 0.8%. 

USDA’s Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were higher in the Tuesday afternoon print. Choice boxes were up 32 cents at $313.02, with Select $1.52 higher to $300.87. That narrowed the Chc/Sel spread to $12.15. Tuesday’s estimated FI cattle slaughter was at 122,000 head by the USDA, taking the weekly total to 242,000 head. That is up 3,000 head from last week... Read more

  • Cattle Rally Resumes on Tuesday

    Live cattle posted higher trade on Tuesday, with contracts closing 75 cent to $1.87 higher. Cash trade this week has been relatively quite so far, with...

  • Hog Fade Lower on Tuesday

    Lean hogs closed the Tuesday session with contracts steady to 62 cents lower across the board. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was...

  • Shootin' the Bull about inching towards trend lines

    Traders stopped June at the top of the down trend line, via the close only chart.  The bar chart only has a few more cents from today's high to put the...

  • Cattle Extending Rally at Midday

    Live cattle are trading with 52 cent to $1.80 gains across most contracts on Tuesday. Cash trade this week has been relatively quite so far. USDA reported...

  • Hog Facing Weakness on Tuesday

    Lean hogs are trading with contracts down 35 to 90 cents at midday. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was reported at $88.49 this morning,...

  • Cattle Looks to Tuesday Trade as Beef Rally Slows

    Live cattle posted mixed action with contracts 50 cents lower to 42 cents higher. June futures were held up with a 42 cent gain, as futures are still $4-8...

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