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Live Cattle Pit Jun '23 (LCM23)

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Live Cattle (Pit) Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Close Mixed on Monday

Live cattle saw mixed trade on Monday with most contracts within 27 cents on either side of unchanged. Last week’s cash cattle trade centered around $188 in the South, with northern trade at $198. Monday saw most compiling showlists. Feeder cattle were propped up by a weaker corn market, as contracts were anywhere from 12 cents to 92 cents higher. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up 84 cents on July 12 at $261.88. Monday’s OKC feeder cattle auction showed 6,300 head of calves sold, up nearly 2,000 head from last week. Prices were noted as $4-8 lower, with demand as moderate.

Pasture conditions were listed at 41%, a drop of 3% from the week previous. That was a 307 rating on the Brugler500 index (using all 5 USDA ratings), an 11-point drop from last week. An average of the major beef cow states shows a 9-point reduction to 340.

USDA wholesale Boxed Beef prices were mixed in the Monday PM report. Choice boxes were back down 57 cents to $321.49/cwt, with Select $2.51 higher... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Live Cattle [Pit]
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:02p.m. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Expiration Date
06/30/23 (expired)

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Live Cattle Pit Jun '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Pit Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
169.125 +7.32%
on 05/31/23
181.500 unch
on 06/30/23
+12.625 (+7.48%)
since 05/30/23
3-Month
160.225 +13.28%
on 04/04/23
181.500 unch
on 06/30/23
+20.500 (+12.73%)
since 03/30/23
52-Week
147.275 +23.24%
on 07/05/22
181.500 unch
on 06/30/23
+33.350 (+22.51%)
since 06/30/22

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Cattle Close Mixed on Monday

Live cattle saw mixed trade on Monday with most contracts within 27 cents on either side of unchanged. Last week’s cash cattle trade centered around $188 in the South, with northern trade at $198. Monday...

LEQ24 : 182.125s (-0.14%)
LEV24 : 183.800s (-0.15%)
LEZ24 : 185.650s (+0.09%)
GFQ24 : 258.775s (+0.05%)
GFU24 : 258.900s (+0.31%)
GFV24 : 258.475s (+0.36%)
Hogs Pull Back on Monday

Lean hogs closed out the Monday session with contracts steady to 75 cents lower, as July rolled off the board. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $83.12 on Monday afternoon, up 8 cents from...

HEQ24 : 88.425s (-0.03%)
HEV24 : 69.775s (-0.53%)
HEZ24 : 62.375s (unch)
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Cattle Rallying on Monday

Live cattle are pushing higher on Monday, as futures remain at a steep discount. Contracts are up 45 to 90 cents at midday. Last week’s cash cattle trade centered around $188 in the South, with northern...

LEQ24 : 182.125s (-0.14%)
LEV24 : 183.800s (-0.15%)
LEZ24 : 185.650s (+0.09%)
GFQ24 : 258.775s (+0.05%)
GFU24 : 258.900s (+0.31%)
GFV24 : 258.475s (+0.36%)
Hogs Slipping Back on Monday

Lean hogs are down 12 to 65 cents across most contracts on Monday. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $82.59 on Monday morning, down $1.14 from the day prior. The CME Lean Hog Index was $88.38...

HEQ24 : 88.425s (-0.03%)
HEV24 : 69.775s (-0.53%)
HEZ24 : 62.375s (unch)
Hogs See Cutout Strength on Friday

Lean hogs were anywhere from 35 cents lower to $1.80 higher to close out Friday. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $83.04 on Friday afternoon, down $3.73 from the preceding day. The CME...

HEQ24 : 88.425s (-0.03%)
HEV24 : 69.775s (-0.53%)
HEZ24 : 62.375s (unch)
Cattle Traders Look to New Week

Live cattle rounded out the Friday session with gains of 12 cents to $1.15. Cash cattle trade centered around $188 in the South, with northern trade at $198. Both are well above nearby futures. Feeder...

LEQ24 : 182.125s (-0.14%)
LEV24 : 183.800s (-0.15%)
LEZ24 : 185.650s (+0.09%)
GFQ24 : 258.775s (+0.05%)
GFU24 : 258.900s (+0.31%)
GFV24 : 258.475s (+0.36%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 181.500
2nd Resistance Point 181.500
1st Resistance Point 181.500
Last Price 181.500s
1st Support Level 181.500
2nd Support Level 181.500
3rd Support Level 181.500

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52-Week High 181.500
Last Price 181.500s
Fibonacci 61.8% 168.426
Fibonacci 50% 164.387
Fibonacci 38.2% 160.349
52-Week Low 147.275

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