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Live Cattle Feb '22 (LEG22)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Red for Midday

So far for Thursday, live cattle futures are trading 2 to 30 cents weaker. Feb and April contracts are the firmest, while the October contract is down the hardest. The bonus Thursday auction from Central Stockyards had 489 head sold of the 2,686 head listed with $136 as the average price. A pen of higher graded heifers were bid up to $137, but most bids were capped at $136.50. Outside of the FCE, USDA had some light Wednesday cash activity from $136 to $138 for some higher graded steers. Sales in KS were mostly $1 weaker at $136, while NE was mostly steady at $137. Feeder cattle prices are 27 to 52 cents in the red at midday, save for a 25 cent gain in the Jan contract. Jan feeders roll off the board at the close, and will be settled against the index on Friday. The CME Feeder Cattle Index for 1/25 was $159.50, down by another 27 cents. 

Export Sales data from the week that ended 1/20 showed 14,273 MT of beef was booked. That was up 11% wk/wk, but was just half of the same wee... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,540/1,400
First Notice Date
02/07/22 (11 days)
Expiration Date
02/28/22 (32 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Feb '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Feb Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 18, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
126,608 (+4,816)
184,686 (+5,579)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
111,509 (+2,082)
47,947 (+340)
Producers - Long / Short
37,004 (+2,042)
177,733 (+4,758)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
84,541 (+2,019)
1,890 (+66)
Managed Money - Long / Short
84,233 (+755)
26,021 (+551)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
27,276 (+1,327)
21,926 (-211)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
135.500 +1.72%
on 01/24/22
141.425 -2.55%
on 12/29/21
-1.450 (-1.04%)
since 12/27/21
3-Month
133.775 +3.03%
on 11/01/21
141.850 -2.84%
on 11/29/21
+0.875 (+0.64%)
since 10/27/21
52-Week
123.050 +12.01%
on 01/29/21
141.850 -2.84%
on 11/29/21
+13.150 (+10.55%)
since 01/27/21

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Lean hog futures are trading triple digits weaker through Thursday’s midday, led by April’s $2 drop. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Thursday morning was $5.83 higher to $68.64. The CME...

HEG22 : 87.025s (-1.14%)
HEK22 : 99.225s (-1.07%)
KMG22 : 97.050 (-0.49%)
Cattle Market Red for Midday

So far for Thursday, live cattle futures are trading 2 to 30 cents weaker. Feb and April contracts are the firmest, while the October contract is down the hardest. The bonus Thursday auction from Central...

LEG22 : 137.825s (-0.16%)
LEM22 : 136.700s (-0.26%)
GFF22 : 158.925s (+0.13%)
GFH22 : 159.500s (-0.81%)
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Hog Futures Advance Slows

After midday weakness, the front month lean hog futures market went home mixed. The front month Feb contract was 57 cents higher, and the deferred months gained 10 to 17 cents. The other nearby futures...

HEG22 : 87.025s (-1.14%)
HEK22 : 99.225s (-1.07%)
KMG22 : 97.050 (-0.49%)
Cattle Futures Rebound from Early Week Sell Off, Beef Lower

Live cattle futures were up $0.95 to $1.80 on Wednesday. The weekly FCE auction resulted in no sales for the 2,904 head listed. Bids were capped at $136-$137, while feedlots were asking $138+. Outside...

LEG22 : 137.825s (-0.16%)
LEM22 : 136.700s (-0.26%)
GFF22 : 158.925s (+0.13%)
GFH22 : 159.500s (-0.81%)
Morning Comments; Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Markets Attempt To Stabilize

Hogs Close Mixed on Wednesday

After midday weakness, the front month lean hog futures market went home mixed. The front month Feb contract was 57 cents higher, and the deferred months gained 10 to 17 cents. The other nearby futures...

HEG22 : 87.025s (-1.14%)
HEK22 : 99.225s (-1.07%)
KMG22 : 97.050 (-0.49%)
Triple Digit Gains for Wednesday Cattle

Live cattle futures settled $0.95 to $1.80 in the black. The weekly FCE auction resulted in no sales for the 2,904 head listed. Bids were capped at $136-$137, while feedlots were asking $138+. Outside...

LEG22 : 137.825s (-0.16%)
LEM22 : 136.700s (-0.26%)
GFF22 : 158.925s (+0.13%)
GFH22 : 159.500s (-0.81%)
Livestock Analysis

Hogs pull back while Feeders are up and cattle surges

Top Farmer Closing Commentary 1-26-2022

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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 138.967
2nd Resistance Point 138.608
1st Resistance Point 138.217
Last Price 137.825s
1st Support Level 137.467
2nd Support Level 137.108
3rd Support Level 136.717

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52-Week High 141.850
Last Price 137.825s
Fibonacci 61.8% 134.668
Fibonacci 50% 132.450
Fibonacci 38.2% 130.232
52-Week Low 123.050

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