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Live Cattle Oct '22 (LEV22)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Start the Week on a Higher Note

Live cattle futures were 15 to 47 cents higher on Monday. Last week’s cash market stayed mostly near $135-136 in the South and $143-147 in the North. Monday action was mostly compiling showlists for the week.  Feeders were the leaders, with contracts up $1.17 to $2.22 on Monday. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was back down 12 cents on 8/5 to $175.31. 

USDA’s Wholesale Boxed Beef prices bounced higher on Monday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.62 to $266.24, with Select 19 cents higher at $238.86. That widened the Chc/Sel spread to $27.38. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 119,000. That is down 5,000 head from last week but up 6,000 head from the same week last year.

Aug 22 Cattle  closed at $138.350, up $0.475,

Oct 22 Cattle  closed at $144.225, up $0.350,

Dec 22 Cattle  closed at $150.450, up $0.475,

Aug 22 Feeder Cattle  closed at $181.275, up $1.750

Sep 22 Feeder Cattle  closed at $185.650, up $2.225

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
10/10/22 (63 days)
Expiration Date
10/31/22 (84 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 2, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
98,150 (+384)
135,177 (+2,526)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
88,545 (-1,277)
51,656 (-2,239)
Producers - Long / Short
32,317 (+363)
129,602 (+3,047)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
63,142 (+606)
2,884 (+64)
Managed Money - Long / Short
64,347 (-500)
32,278 (-1,528)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,198 (-777)
19,378 (-711)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
138.025 +4.49%
on 07/11/22
144.850 -0.43%
on 08/08/22
+5.275 (+3.80%)
since 07/08/22
3-Month
135.900 +6.13%
on 05/31/22
144.850 -0.43%
on 08/08/22
+1.350 (+0.94%)
since 05/06/22
52-Week
129.800 +11.11%
on 09/13/21
147.500 -2.22%
on 04/22/22
+8.225 (+6.05%)
since 08/06/21

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Shootin' the Bull

Futures traders were able to put a tad of premium on to the start of most contracts this week.  I don't foresee much change in pricing this week.  I think the consumer is well embedded in current discretionary...

Cattle Start the Week on a Higher Note

Live cattle futures were 15 to 47 cents higher on Monday. Last week’s cash market stayed mostly near $135-136 in the South and $143-147 in the North. Monday action was mostly compiling showlists for...

LEQ22 : 138.350s (+0.34%)
LEV22 : 144.225s (+0.24%)
LEZ22 : 150.450s (+0.32%)
GFQ22 : 181.275s (+0.97%)
GFU22 : 185.650s (+1.21%)
Hogs Higher on Monday

Hogs Higher on MondayLean hog futures were up 30 to 97 cents on Monday. October was trying to close a large discount to August, with contacts up $1.90. The USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was...

HEQ22 : 121.800s (+0.81%)
HEZ22 : 89.725s (+1.01%)
KMQ22 : 126.175s (+0.56%)
Livestock Report

Hogs and Feeders strong while cattle makes new high for recent up move

Hogs Higher on Monday

Lean hog futures are up 30 to 95 cents on Monday. October is trying to close a large discount to August, with contacts up $2.07. The USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $126.09 on Monday morning...

HEQ22 : 121.800s (+0.81%)
HEZ22 : 89.725s (+1.01%)
KMQ22 : 126.175s (+0.56%)
Cattle Higher to Start the Week

Live cattle futures are up 15 to 67 cents at midday. Last week’s cash market stayed mostly near $135-136 in the South and $143-147 in the North. Feeders are the leaders, with cotnracts up $1.07 to 2.45...

LEQ22 : 138.350s (+0.34%)
LEV22 : 144.225s (+0.24%)
LEZ22 : 150.450s (+0.32%)
GFQ22 : 181.275s (+0.97%)
GFU22 : 185.650s (+1.21%)
CME Livestock Commentary

Livestock markets have been impressive recently, will it continue?

Cattle Futures Firm on Friday, FND Today

Live cattle futures closed Friday’s round of trading with 7 to 22 cent gains. August options expired. Today is First Notice Day for August cattle futures. The week’s cash market stayed mostly near...

LEQ22 : 138.350s (+0.34%)
LEV22 : 144.225s (+0.24%)
LEZ22 : 150.450s (+0.32%)
GFQ22 : 181.275s (+0.97%)
GFU22 : 185.650s (+1.21%)
Hogs Were Mixed Heading Into Weekend

Friday trading left the lean hog futures market mixed by the bell. The 2022 delivery months ended in the black, led by October, as the board added to the nearby premium. Deferred hog futures ended UNCH...

HEQ22 : 121.800s (+0.81%)
HEZ22 : 89.725s (+1.01%)
KMQ22 : 126.175s (+0.56%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 145.833
2nd Resistance Point 145.342
1st Resistance Point 144.783
Last Price 144.225s
1st Support Level 143.733
2nd Support Level 143.242
3rd Support Level 142.683

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52-Week High 147.500
Last Price 144.225s
Fibonacci 61.8% 140.739
Fibonacci 50% 138.650
Fibonacci 38.2% 136.561
52-Week Low 129.800

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