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Live Cattle Pit Jun '24 (LCM24)

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Live Cattle (Pit) Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Shift Focus to Thursday Trade

Live cattle futures slipped lower on Wednesday, with losses of a dime to 67 cents.  June cattle are in deliveries, but none have been served, with the oldest long in line dated November 7, 2023. Cash trade activity has been quiet, with a few bids at $185 reported in KS. The Central Stockyards Fed Cattle Exchange had a few sales reported, with $186 on the hoof in TX, and a few more $188-188.50 in TX using their BidTheGrid™ method.

Feeder cattle futures were down 7 to 50 cents across the board on Wednesday. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up 35 cents on June 11 at $253.74. 

The 2024 projected beef production was trimmed by just 5 million lbs to 26.595 billion in this month’s WASDE. That was mainly due to a larger second half production offsetting a cut in Q2. Projected production for 2025 was raised by 145 million lbs this month, to 25.365 billion.

USDA’s Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were lower in the Wednesday afternoon report. Choice boxes were back down 61 cents at... 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
06/28/24 (15 days)

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Live Cattle Pit Jun '24
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
181.225 +0.21%
on 02/29/24
186.050 -2.39%
on 03/13/24
-2.275 (-1.24%)
since 02/23/24
3-Month
170.050 +6.79%
on 12/29/23
186.050 -2.39%
on 03/13/24
+11.475 (+6.75%)
since 12/22/23
52-Week
163.650 +10.97%
on 12/07/23
193.825 -6.31%
on 09/15/23
+14.150 (+8.45%)
since 03/24/23

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LEQ24 : 178.175 (-0.08%)
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GFQ24 : 256.050 (-0.59%)
GFU24 : 256.950 (-0.59%)
GFV24 : 257.275 (-0.61%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 181.600
2nd Resistance Point 181.600
1st Resistance Point 181.600
Last Price 181.600s
1st Support Level 181.600
2nd Support Level 181.600
3rd Support Level 181.600

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52-Week High 193.825
Fibonacci 61.8% 182.298
Last Price 181.600s
Fibonacci 50% 178.737
Fibonacci 38.2% 175.177
52-Week Low 163.650

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