Live Cattle Aug '12 (LEQ12)
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-0.800 (-0.67%)since 07/31/12
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-0.825 (-0.69%)since 05/31/12
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Live cattle futures are currently 50 to 82.5 cents higher. Feeder cattle futures, helped by lower corn, are mostly $1 to $1.50 in the green. The CME feeder cattle index on January 19 was at $147.54, down 47 cents from the previous day. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Tuesday morning. Choice boxes were up $1.37 at $206.44 with Select boxes 34 cents higher at $199.86. Estimated FI cattle slaughter was at 88,000 head on Monday, hurt by blizzard like conditions in NE. That is down 30,000 from last week and 25,000 from the same week last year. Ahead of Friday’s COF report, analysts are expecting to see placed cattle during December down 3.1% from a year ago, helped by larger placement numbers in previous months.Feb 18 Cattle are at $124.375, up $0.825,Apr 18 Cattle are at $124.575, up $0.600,Jun 18 Cattle are at $116.050, up $0.500,Jan 18 Feeder Cattle are at $148.650, up $0.750Mar 18 Feeder Cattle are at $146.900, up $1.075Apr 18 Feeder Cattle are at $147.600, up $1.125
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