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Live Cattle Oct '21 (LEV21)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Futures Higher, Cash Still Above Board

Live cattle futures were solidly higher on Tuesday, settling $1.20 to $2.37 higher and led by nearby August futures.  August is still being supported by cash cattle prices that are above the board, and substantially so in the north.  Last week’s cash trade was 187-188.50 across the south last week, down $1 to 50 cents higher from the previous week. In the north, trade was $196-198, steady to down $2 from the week prior. Feeder cattle futures followed the fats higher, settling with gains of $1.65 to $2.35. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up $1.07 at $257.74 on July 22.

USDA wholesale Boxed Beef prices were lower in the PM report, with Choice boxes down 23 cents at $313.21 and Select product 1$1.67 lower ta t$296.66. The Chc/Sel spread is at $16.55. USDA estimated Tuesday FI slaughter at 123,000 head, putting the week to date at 238,000 vs. 248,000 head for the same Tuesday a year ago. 

Aug 24 Live Cattle  closed at $186.300, up $2.375,

Oct 24 Live Cattle  closed at... Read more

  • Hogs Put Up Some Triple Digit Gains

    Lean hogs were trading with 22 cent to $1.30 gains at midday on Tuesday. They closed strong, with gains of $1.15 to $1.45 in the front four contracts....

  • Cattle Futures Higher, Cash Still Above Board

    Live cattle futures were solidly higher on Tuesday, settling $1.20 to $2.37 higher and led by nearby August futures. August is still being supported by...

  • Shootin' the Bull about how much longer in the triangle

    How long can the triangle last?  Until consumers increase consumption/willingness to pay, or they contract/shift further in discretionary spending. ...

  • Hog Bulls Still Heading Higher

    Lean hogs are trading with 22 cent to $1.30 gains on Tuesday. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $83.18 on Tuesday morning, down 66 cents...

  • Cattle Pushing Higher Through Midday

    Live cattle futures are posting 30 cent to $1.15 stronger trade at midday. Last week’s cash trade was 187-188.50 across the south last week, down $1...

  • The Lean Hog Rally Continues

    Lean hogs continue to repair damage that has been done over the last few months. Where's overhead resistance?

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