Your browser of choice has not been tested for use with Barchart.com. If you have issues, please download one of the browsers listed here.
or

Live Cattle Apr '19 (LEJ19)

Get Real-Time Futures
[[ item.lastPrice ]] [[ item.priceChange ]] ([[ item.percentChange ]]) [[ item.tradeTime ]] [CME]
[[ item.bidPrice ]] x [[ item.bidSize ]] [[ item.askPrice ]] x [[ item.askSize ]]
Quote Overview for [[ item.sessionDateDisplayLong ]]
[[ rowChartData.labelLow ]]
[[ rowChartData.lowPriceFormatted ]]
[[ rowChartData.lowPrice ]]
[[ rowChartData.labelHigh ]]
[[ rowChartData.highPriceFormatted ]]
[[ rowChartData.highPrice ]]
since [[ rowChartData.lowDate ]]
since [[ rowChartData.highDate ]]
[[ value ]] [[ value ]]

Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Close Mostly Lower on Monday

Live cattle futures were mostly lower to start the week, with nearby June up a few ticks. Feeder cattle futures were down 32.5 to 82.5 cents, on weakness in live cattle and strength in corn. The CME feeder cattle index was down 30 cents to $132.76 on May 16. Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed on Monday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.14 at $221.45 with Select boxes 25 cents lower @ $208.03. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 120,000 head. That was down 1,000 head from last Monday and 1,000 above the same Monday last year. Cash sales were $115-117 last week, with most of Monday’s action compiling showlists for later in the week. Jun 19 Cattle closed at $111.350, up $0.075, Aug 19 Cattle closed at $108.525, down $0.400, Oct 19 Cattle closed at $108.500, down $0.400, May 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $134.150, down $0.375 Aug 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.775, down $0.725 Sep 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.875, down $0.825 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

See More
Contract
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.025 cents 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
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
04/08/19
Expiration Date
04/30/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Apr '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2019

View Chart Details
Commercials - Long / Short
124,726 (-1,348)
222,802 (-9,416)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
143,065 (-10,307)
28,416 (+1,691)
Producers - Long / Short
26,895 (+2,805)
213,443 (-8,084)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
95,808 (-3,432)
7,336 (-611)
Managed Money - Long / Short
101,976 (-13,080)
14,937 (+5,711)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
41,089 (+2,773)
13,479 (-4,020)
Get Realtime - Quotes and Charts for Futures Traders. Learn More >>

Price Performance

See More
Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
123.750 unch
on 04/30/19
128.875 -3.98%
on 04/23/19
-1.950 (-1.55%)
since 03/29/19
3-Month
123.750 unch
on 04/30/19
130.450 -5.14%
on 03/21/19
-4.300 (-3.36%)
since 01/30/19
52-Week
111.100 +11.39%
on 05/17/18
130.450 -5.14%
on 03/21/19
+8.925 (+7.77%)
since 04/30/18

More Live Cattle Quotes

All Futures
Please wait...

Most Recent Stories

More News
Hogs See Gains in Back Months

Lean Hog futures settled Monday mixed, with nearby June down 62.5 cents and deferred contracts steady to 75 cents higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 38 cents from the previous day @ $84.59 on May 16....

Cattle Close Mostly Lower on Monday

Live cattle futures were mostly lower to start the week, with nearby June up a few ticks. Feeder cattle futures were down 32.5 to 82.5 cents, on weakness in live cattle and strength in corn. The CME feeder...

Livestock Roundup (5.20.19)

A bottom for cattle futures?

Exit Long KC Wheat & Short Corn.

In a Special Email Alert today I suggested...

Corn- Wettest Ever on Record, day 6

Take Prevent, save gas, time this fall? Is Corn a Runaway Bull, lose a bu. a day? Bull Spreads explode

Hogs Mixed at Midday

Lean Hog futures are mixed on Monday, with front months lower and deferred contracts higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 38 cents from the previous day @ $84.59 on May 16. The weekly update to the Fresh...

Cattle Mostly Lower on Monday

Live cattle futures are mostly lower on Monday, with nearby June up a few ticks. Feeder cattle futures continue to feel pressure from the grains, down 47.5 to 97.5 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was...

Seven(11) Days in May

Nerves

Lean Hogs Waiting For Confirmation of More Sales

Lean Hog futures closed the Friday session with front months 15 to 65 cents higher and deferred contracts lower. Later in the day, it was reported the US was lifting tariffs on Mexican and Canadian steel,...

Cattle Market Seen Steady to Higher

Live cattle futures posted 80 cent to $1.80 gains in most contracts on Friday. USDA indicated that Japan has agreed to lift the 30-month age restriction on beef imports from the US. Feeder cattle futures...

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

See More Share

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 126.417
1st Resistance Point 125.083
Last Price 123.750s
1st Support Level 123.083
2nd Support Level 122.417

See More

52-Week High 130.450
Last Price 123.750s
Fibonacci 61.8% 123.058
Fibonacci 50% 120.775
Fibonacci 38.2% 118.492
52-Week Low 111.100

See More

InsideFutures Commentary

InsideFutures is a twice weekly newsletter that features a selection of the latest and best commodities commentary appearing on Barchart.com. Delivered every Wednesday and Friday morning to your inbox.

Add Data Columns to this Table
Learn about our Custom Views
Want to use this as
your default charts setting?
Learn about our Custom Templates
Switch the Market flag
above for targeted data.
Open the menu and switch the
Market flag for targeted data.
Get Streaming Chart Updates
Switch your Site Preferences
to Interactive Chart
Read About Upcoming
Changes to This Feature
Need More Chart Options?
Right-click on the chart to open the Interactive Chart menu.

Free Barchart Webinar