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Live Cattle Oct '22 (LEV22)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Prices Weaken on Tuesday

Live cattle futures ended the Tuesday session mixed with front month losses of 12 to 52 cents. The April contract ended UNCH on the day and June ’23 fats went home a nickel higher. April futures remain a $7.80 premium to the December contract. Tuesday’s FCE on Central Stockyards saw $142 bids but no sales for the 1,507 head listed. Asks were $145. USDA called the bulk of Southern cash trade $143 last week, with Northern trade at $144-145. 

Feeder cattle went home with Tuesday losses of $0.85 to $0.95 on the day. The November contract closed 48 cents off its low and $1.40 off the day’s high. USDA reported OKC feeder cattle sales were $1-3 lower wk/wk with good volume. The CME Feeder Cattle Index for 10/3 was up by 23 cents to $175.67.  

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices for Tuesday were $2.10 stronger in Choice and 60 cents higher in Select. USDA estimated Tuesday’s FI cattle slaughter at 128k head. The week’s slaughter was running at 255,000 head through Tuesday, which was up... 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
10/10/22 (5 days)
Expiration Date
10/31/22 (26 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 27, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
94,742 (-2,256)
153,069 (-8,961)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
112,897 (-7,535)
51,930 (+1,865)
Producers - Long / Short
31,733 (+1,516)
143,953 (-8,375)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
57,494 (-3,374)
3,601 (-188)
Managed Money - Long / Short
88,646 (-6,307)
28,358 (+3,914)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,251 (-1,228)
23,572 (-2,049)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
142.725 +1.03%
on 09/29/22
146.775 -1.75%
on 09/20/22
-0.350 (-0.24%)
since 09/02/22
3-Month
138.025 +4.47%
on 07/11/22
146.775 -1.75%
on 09/20/22
+4.225 (+3.02%)
since 07/01/22
52-Week
131.575 +9.60%
on 10/05/21
147.500 -2.24%
on 04/22/22
+12.325 (+9.35%)
since 10/04/21

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Cattle Prices Weaken on Tuesday

Live cattle futures ended the Tuesday session mixed with front month losses of 12 to 52 cents. The April contract ended UNCH on the day and June ’23 fats went home a nickel higher. April futures remain...

LEV22 : 144.200s (-0.09%)
LEZ22 : 147.500s (-0.35%)
LEG23 : 151.250s (-0.20%)
GFV22 : 174.650s (-0.50%)
GFX22 : 175.200s (-0.48%)
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HEV22 : 87.000s (-2.00%)
HEG23 : 77.275s (-3.53%)
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Cattle Red for Midday

The early cattle market has the board 17 to 52 cents lower so far through April. The April contract is a nickel stronger at midday. Tuesday’s FCE on Central Stockyards saw $142 bids but no sales for...

LEV22 : 144.200s (-0.09%)
LEZ22 : 147.500s (-0.35%)
LEG23 : 151.250s (-0.20%)
GFV22 : 174.650s (-0.50%)
GFX22 : 175.200s (-0.48%)
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Cattle Trade Faces Tuesday Follow Through

Cattle futures bounced back after the Friday pullback into $0.97 to $1.05 gains for the day. There was negligible cash market activity. USDA called the bulk of Southern cash trade $143 last week, with...

LEV22 : 144.200s (-0.09%)
LEZ22 : 147.500s (-0.35%)
LEG23 : 151.250s (-0.20%)
GFV22 : 174.650s (-0.50%)
GFX22 : 175.200s (-0.48%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 145.183
2nd Resistance Point 144.967
1st Resistance Point 144.583
Last Price 144.200s
1st Support Level 143.983
2nd Support Level 143.767
3rd Support Level 143.383

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52-Week High 147.500
Last Price 144.200s
Fibonacci 61.8% 141.417
Fibonacci 50% 139.538
Fibonacci 38.2% 137.658
52-Week Low 131.575

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