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Live Cattle Pit Dec '22 (LCZ22)

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Live Cattle (Pit) Futures Market News and Commentary

Mixed Midweek for Cattle Market

At the close on Wednesday, the live cattle futures market was mixed but within 22 cents of UNCH. Feb and April bounced to new contract highs on the day, but closed just 22 and 10 cents higher respectively. The other nearby contracts were slightly in the red at the bell. The Wednesday FCE auction sold 1 pen of 212 TX steers for $159, with the rest going unsold between $158-159 bids and +$160 asks. USDA reported some NE sales near $157 on Wednesday, with a weekly range of $157-$159 across all feeding regions. Front month feeder cattle went home 37 to 75 cents weaker on Wednesday. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was 6 cents stronger at $182.29 for 2/07.

USDA revised their Q1 outlook for beef production to 6.83b lbs, up by 140 million. Q2 was trimmed by 90m for a net yearly increase of 50m lbs to 26.495 billion. Last year’s beef production was 28.290 billion lbs. 

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were 48 cents higher in Choice and $4.17 weaker in Select this afternoon for a Chc/Sel s... 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
12/30/22 (expired)

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Live Cattle Pit Dec '22
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
151.550 +2.16%
on 12/06/22
158.500 -2.32%
on 12/29/22
+1.750 (+1.14%)
since 11/30/22
3-Month
147.000 +5.32%
on 10/10/22
158.500 -2.32%
on 12/29/22
+7.775 (+5.29%)
since 09/30/22
52-Week
142.300 +8.80%
on 05/31/22
158.500 -2.32%
on 12/29/22
+10.475 (+7.26%)
since 12/30/21

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The Live Cattle Rally Gets Halted, Lean Hogs Gain Back Ground

April live cattle futures trade both sides unchanged on Wednesday after making new highs the prior four sessions. Lean hogs were able to stage a recovery rally.

Hogs Close Higher on Wednesday

Lean hog futures bounced by triple digits in the summer months on Wednesday, but are still down for the week after a drop on Monday. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $3.51 higher on Wednesday...

HEG23 : 75.925s (+0.73%)
HEK23 : 93.825s (+1.27%)
KMG23 : 81.800s (-0.18%)
Mixed Midweek for Cattle Market

At the close on Wednesday, the live cattle futures market was mixed but within 22 cents of UNCH. Feb and April bounced to new contract highs on the day, but closed just 22 and 10 cents higher respectively....

LEG23 : 160.800s (+0.14%)
LEJ23 : 163.700s (+0.06%)
LEM23 : 159.775s (-0.02%)
GFH23 : 186.450s (-0.40%)
GFJ23 : 190.725s (-0.33%)
Shootin' the Bull about a top in cattle

My prediction for the day was that a 5 wave move up from the 1/19 low to this weeks contract high is complete.  I made further recommendations to wrap up marketing's for April and get a heavy start on...

Livestock Report

Hogs bounce

Cattle Commentary

Cattle markets were slow today with the April cattle settling at 163.70 up 10 cents. Feeder fell a little sharper as the corn market were firmer based off of the USDA reports that came out today showing...

Hog Prices Higher through Wednesday’s Midday

The hog market is gaining ground so far. The summer months are leading the way with triple digit gains, as Feb and April are up by 70-75 cents so far. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $3.23...

HEG23 : 75.925s (+0.73%)
HEK23 : 93.825s (+1.27%)
KMG23 : 81.800s (-0.18%)
Midday Cattle Prices Mostly Red

Wednesday’s cattle trade has price mixed within 25 cents of UNCH through midday. The in-delivery Feb contract is higher so far, but the other front months are lightly red. The Wednesday FCE auction sold...

LEG23 : 160.800s (+0.14%)
LEJ23 : 163.700s (+0.06%)
LEM23 : 159.775s (-0.02%)
LEY00 : 156.000s (unch)
GFH23 : 186.450s (-0.40%)
GFJ23 : 190.725s (-0.33%)
Livestock Roundup

Morning Livestock Summary

Hogs Closed Firm on Tuesday

The April lean hog contract saw a $2.80 range from -$1.78 to +$1.02, before closing with a 55 cent gain. The other front month futures ended 10 to 40 cents higher on Tuesday. USDA’s National Average...

HEG23 : 75.925s (+0.73%)
HEK23 : 93.825s (+1.27%)
KMG23 : 81.800s (-0.18%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 154.825
2nd Resistance Point 154.825
1st Resistance Point 154.825
Last Price 154.825s
1st Support Level 154.825
2nd Support Level 154.825
3rd Support Level 154.825

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52-Week High 158.500
Last Price 154.825s
Fibonacci 61.8% 152.312
Fibonacci 50% 150.400
Fibonacci 38.2% 148.488
52-Week Low 142.300

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