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Live Cattle Oct '23 (LEV23)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Feeling Heavy on Tuesday

Live cattle bulls are taking a break today, with contracts down 20 to 70 cents at midday. Cash trade was strong last week, with a few sales at $186 reported in KS by USDA and some up to $195. USDA also indicated $195-198 trade in NE, a record in the cash market. Trade has been quiet to start this week, with early action mostly compiling showlists.

Feeder cattle futures are feeling pressure from some gains in corn and weaker fats, with losses of $1.30 to 1.75.  The CME Feeder Cattle Index was down 41 cents on June 14 at $255.72.  Monday’s USDA OKC feeder cattle auction showed 4,000 head sold, with prices $4-9 higher and a few up $15. 

USDA’s Crop Progress report showed a drop to the US pasture ratings, down 3% to 48% gd/ex, with the Brugler500 index, encompassing all 5 USDA categories, down 9 points to 323. A weighted average of major US beef cow states showed a 3 point drop to 345.

USDA reported wholesale Boxed Beef prices continuing their strength ahead of the Jul... 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
$2,695/2,450
First Notice Date
10/09/23
Expiration Date
10/31/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Oct '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
94,506 (-2,540)
138,334 (-4,598)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
109,839 (-5,475)
58,681 (-2,500)
Producers - Long / Short
41,376 (-1,484)
132,459 (-3,460)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
49,461 (-1,551)
2,206 (-1,633)
Managed Money - Long / Short
72,987 (-4,888)
19,916 (-1,317)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
36,852 (-587)
38,765 (-1,183)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
177.350 +3.61%
on 10/24/23
186.225 -1.33%
on 10/17/23
-0.450 (-0.24%)
since 09/29/23
3-Month
177.350 +3.61%
on 10/24/23
187.575 -2.04%
on 09/28/23
+4.150 (+2.31%)
since 07/28/23
52-Week
156.625 +17.32%
on 11/16/22
187.575 -2.04%
on 09/28/23
+26.500 (+16.85%)
since 10/28/22

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Cattle Feeling Heavy on Tuesday

Live cattle bulls are taking a break today, with contracts down 20 to 70 cents at midday. Cash trade was strong last week, with a few sales at $186 reported in KS by USDA and some up to $195. USDA also...

LEM24 : 186.675s (-0.20%)
LEQ24 : 182.100s (-0.38%)
LEV24 : 183.875s (-0.41%)
GFQ24 : 259.950s (-0.53%)
GFU24 : 261.125s (-0.55%)
GFV24 : 261.975s (-0.50%)
Hogs Mixed on Tuesday

Lean hog futures are down 7 cents to $1 in the front months on Tuesday, with other contracts up 7 to 60 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 71 cents at $90.73 on June 14. Seasonal strength has been...

HEN24 : 93.775s (-1.68%)
HEQ24 : 91.575s (-0.33%)
HEV24 : 78.400s (+0.22%)
Cattle Futures Struggle on Monday. Is it Cause for Pause?

Cattle futures had an incredible move higher on Friday but failed to find follow through in Monday’s trade, despite a weaker grain trade. Has something changed?

Hog Bulls Looking to Continue Recovery

Lean hog futures rallied on Monday with contracts up 37 cents to $1.72 on the day. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 14 cents at $91.44 on June 13. The USDA National Base Hog price was not reported on Monday...

HEN24 : 93.775s (-1.68%)
HEQ24 : 91.575s (-0.33%)
HEV24 : 78.400s (+0.22%)
Cattle Look to Tuesday Following Mixed Monday Trade

Live cattle futures were mixed to round out the Monday session, with June being supported by the cash market, up 22 cents. The rest of the front months are down 2 to 37 cents. Cash trade was strong last...

LEM24 : 186.675s (-0.20%)
LEQ24 : 182.100s (-0.38%)
LEV24 : 183.875s (-0.41%)
GFQ24 : 259.950s (-0.53%)
GFU24 : 261.125s (-0.55%)
GFV24 : 261.975s (-0.50%)
Cattle Close Mixed Despite Strong Start

Live cattle futures were mixed to round out the Monday session, with June being held up by the cash market, up 22 cents. The rest of the front months are down 2 to 37 cents. Cash trade was strong last...

LEM24 : 186.675s (-0.20%)
LEQ24 : 182.100s (-0.38%)
LEV24 : 183.875s (-0.41%)
GFQ24 : 259.950s (-0.53%)
GFU24 : 261.125s (-0.55%)
GFV24 : 261.975s (-0.50%)
Hogs Rally to Begin Monday

Lean hog futures rallied on Monday with contracts up 37 cents to $1.72 on the day. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 14 cents at $91.44 on June 13. USDA showed the National Base Hog was not reported on...

HEN24 : 93.775s (-1.68%)
HEQ24 : 91.575s (-0.33%)
HEV24 : 78.400s (+0.22%)
Hogs Break out of Trading Range

Hogs start week on a positive note

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Shootin' the Bull about an up tic in commodity inflation

Commodity inflation has picked up a little the past two weeks.  Starting off this week, the seemingly large break lower in energy prices has ricocheted right back to within less than a dollar of the end...

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 187.100
2nd Resistance Point 186.050
1st Resistance Point 184.900
Last Price 183.750s
1st Support Level 182.700
2nd Support Level 181.650
3rd Support Level 180.500

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52-Week High 187.575
Last Price 183.750s
Fibonacci 61.8% 175.752
Fibonacci 50% 172.100
Fibonacci 38.2% 168.448
52-Week Low 156.625

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