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Live Cattle Oct '20 (LEV20)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Futures Ahead of Rising Cash

Front month fat cattle futures closed 22 to 87 cents lower on Friday. Feeder cattle futures gave back midday gains and ended the day down by 15 to 75 cents. The August 6 CME Feeder Cattle index was $141.92, which was another $1.13 higher. USDA reported limited cash sales activity in the north from $100 to $102 on Friday. Northern dressed deals were $162 to $164. The bulk of the cash sales were $100 for the week, with some higher in the North and WCB. Dressed sales were mostly $163. The weekly Commitment of Traders update showed cattle spec funds were 38,179 contracts net long on August 4. That was 4,557 contracts more bullish than the previous week. In feeders, managed money was 1,159 contracts more net long to 6,612 contracts. Wholesale boxed beef prices were stronger on Friday, with an 81 cent bump in Choice and a 74 cent increase for Select. USDA estimates FI cattle slaughter last week at 633,000 head. That was 5k below the previous week and down 14k yr/yr.

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