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Live Cattle Jun '22 (LEM22)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Beef Export Bookings to be Released

Live cattle futures faded on Wednesday with losses of 50 to 62 cents. The June contract was the exception with a 50 cent boost to $136.80. The Wednesday FCE auction sold one pen of 265 head for $138 of the 1,628 head listed. USDA confirmed cash sales were from $145 - $151 in NE, steady to $3 higher, while $137-$138 in the South. Northern dressed deals went for $230 - $238. Front month feeders were down by $0.87 to $1.17 on the day. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $164.08, down by 12 cents on 6/28.  

FAS will release weekly beef export sales later this morning. 

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were weaker on Wednesday, with Choice down $2.26 to $264.88 and Select $2.50 lower to $240.81. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter as 375k head for the week through Wednesday. That is down 1k head from last week but is up 15k head from the same week last year.  

Jun 22 Cattle  closed at $136.800, up $0.500,

Aug 22 Cattle  closed at $132.175, down $0.550,

Oct 22 Cattle  ... 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
$1,760/1,600
First Notice Date
06/06/22
Expiration Date
06/30/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 21, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
109,561 (-1,386)
148,202 (+7,135)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
102,557 (+1,639)
62,435 (-5,739)
Producers - Long / Short
37,800 (-109)
143,410 (+5,957)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
69,432 (-1,840)
2,463 (+615)
Managed Money - Long / Short
76,378 (+1,680)
43,306 (-5,636)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
26,179 (-41)
19,129 (-103)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
130.225 +5.47%
on 05/31/22
138.250 -0.65%
on 06/21/22
+5.175 (+3.92%)
since 05/27/22
3-Month
130.225 +5.47%
on 05/31/22
140.000 -1.89%
on 04/22/22
-0.650 (-0.47%)
since 03/30/22
52-Week
127.875 +7.41%
on 09/13/21
143.350 -4.19%
on 02/10/22
+4.875 (+3.68%)
since 06/30/21

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HEN22 : 109.100 (-0.27%)
HEV22 : 89.050 (-1.85%)
KMN22 : 110.325 (-0.16%)
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Live cattle futures are mostly higher with gains capped at 27 cents so far for midday. The CME reported another 15 contracts of June heifers were issued for delivery. The original 25 were retendered and...

LEM22 : 137.000 (+0.15%)
LEQ22 : 132.825 (+0.49%)
LEV22 : 139.175 (+0.20%)
GFQ22 : 173.600 (+1.68%)
GFU22 : 176.225 (+1.41%)
Hogs and Pigs Reaction Thursday

Lean hog futures closed with $0.52 weaker in July and $0.25 lower in the August to gains of as much as $0.62 in the other nearby contracts. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base Hog price for Wednesday...

HEN22 : 109.100 (-0.27%)
HEV22 : 89.050 (-1.85%)
KMN22 : 110.325 (-0.16%)
Beef Export Bookings to be Released

Live cattle futures faded on Wednesday with losses of 50 to 62 cents. The June contract was the exception with a 50 cent boost to $136.80. The Wednesday FCE auction sold one pen of 265 head for $138 of...

LEM22 : 137.000 (+0.15%)
LEQ22 : 132.825 (+0.49%)
LEV22 : 139.175 (+0.20%)
GFQ22 : 173.600 (+1.68%)
GFU22 : 176.225 (+1.41%)
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Trade Awaits USDA Data

Cattle Close Red

Live cattle futures faded on Wednesday with losses of 50 to 62 cents. The June contract was the exception with a 50 cent boost to $136.80. The Wednesday FCE auction sold one pen of 265 head for $138 of...

LEM22 : 137.000 (+0.15%)
LEQ22 : 132.825 (+0.49%)
LEV22 : 139.175 (+0.20%)
GFQ22 : 173.600 (+1.68%)
GFU22 : 176.225 (+1.41%)
Mixed Close in Hog Market

Lean hog futures closed with $0.52 weaker in July and $0.25 lower in the August to gains of as much as $0.62 in the other nearby contracts. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base Hog price for Wednesday...

HEN22 : 109.100 (-0.27%)
HEV22 : 89.050 (-1.85%)
KMN22 : 110.325 (-0.16%)
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Hogs and Pigs

Hogs and Pigs - 2022-06-29

LHQ22 : 103.575s (-0.24%)
HEQ22 : 102.025 (-1.50%)
YKU22 : 20,615s (-0.65%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 138.150
2nd Resistance Point 137.600
1st Resistance Point 137.200
Last Price 137.000
1st Support Level 136.250
2nd Support Level 135.700
3rd Support Level 135.300

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52-Week High 143.350
Fibonacci 61.8% 137.439
Last Price 137.000
Fibonacci 50% 135.613
Fibonacci 38.2% 133.786
52-Week Low 127.875

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