Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)
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-0.750 (-0.71%)since 03/26/18
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-11.625 (-10.01%)since 01/26/18
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-2.225 (-2.08%)since 04/26/17
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Live cattle futures are mixed at midday, with nearby April up 52.5 cents and back months lower. Feeder cattle futures are mostly lower on Thursday, with April up 37.5 cents ahead of today’s expiration. The CME feeder cattle index was up 12 cents on April 24 at $138.20. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Thursday morning. Choice boxes were up $1.22 at $219.75, with Select boxes $1.76 higher at $204.91. Estimated week to date FI cattle slaughter was 355,000 head. That is even with the previous week and up 5,000 head from the same week in 2017. Export sales of beef for the week of 4/19 were reported at 18,539 MT, down 6.9% from a week ago and 12.6% from last year at this time.Apr 18 Cattle are at $122.450, up $0.525,Jun 18 Cattle are at $104.500, down $1.075,Aug 18 Cattle are at $104.300, down $0.975,Apr 18 Feeder Cattle are at $140.225, up $0.375May 18 Feeder Cattle are at $140.375, down $0.975Aug 18 Feeder Cattle are at $146.575, down $0.850
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