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Live Cattle Cash (LEY00)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Complex Faces 3-Day Weekend

Live cattle futures closed mixed as the nearby June and August months held onto 7 to 10 cent gains due to the firmer cash market. The deferred months ended the day 2 to 27 cents weaker, which loosened the Dec-June premium to $11.42. USDA reported light Thursday cash business from $136 - $144. The bulk for the week has been $137 in the South and near $140 in NE. Feeder cattle futures closed Thursday $1.10 to $1.32 in the red. May feeders expired at $154.57 on a two cent dip to be settled against the index. The 5/25 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $153.80, up by 45 cents.  

USDA reported 20,010 MT of beef sales from the week that ended 5/19. That was down from the last two weeks and from the same week last year. Export shipments from the week were tallied as 17,508 MT. That was an 11 week low, but kept the YTD shipments at a record pace of 366,129 MT. 

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were quoted at $263.97 for Choice and $244.43 for Select, up by $1.04 and 37 cents respectively. F... Read more

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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
140.000 unch
on 05/26/22
140.000 unch
on 05/26/22
unch (unch)
since 04/26/22
3-Month
135.000 +3.70%
on 04/25/22
142.000 -1.41%
on 03/02/22
-2.000 (-1.41%)
since 02/25/22
52-Week
117.000 +19.66%
on 07/20/21
142.000 -1.41%
on 03/02/22
+20.250 (+16.91%)
since 05/26/21

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Top Farmer Midday Update 05-27-2022

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Friday Adjusting into Memorial Day for Hogs

Front month lean hog futures ended the Thursday round of trading with triple digit gains of as much as $3.87 in the July contract. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price for Thursday afternoon was $1.27...

HEM22 : 110.975 (-0.11%)
HEQ22 : 110.525 (+0.36%)
KMM22 : 115.425 (-0.28%)
Cattle Complex Faces 3-Day Weekend

Live cattle futures closed mixed as the nearby June and August months held onto 7 to 10 cent gains due to the firmer cash market. The deferred months ended the day 2 to 27 cents weaker, which loosened...

LEM22 : 132.600 (+0.15%)
LEQ22 : 132.650 (+0.04%)
LEV22 : 138.375 (+0.14%)
GFQ22 : 166.500 (-0.10%)
GFU22 : 169.475 (-0.15%)
Morning Comments; Friday, May 27th, 2022

Trade Positions For Long Weekend

Cattle Close Mostly Lower

Live cattle futures closed mixed as the nearby June and August months held onto 7 to 10 cent gains due to the firmer cash market. The deferred months ended the day 2 to 27 cents weaker, which loosened...

LEM22 : 132.600 (+0.15%)
LEQ22 : 132.650 (+0.04%)
LEV22 : 138.375 (+0.14%)
GFQ22 : 166.500 (-0.10%)
GFU22 : 169.475 (-0.15%)
Hogs Closed Triple Digits Higher

Front month lean hog futures ended the Thursday round of trading with triple digit gains of as much as $3.87 in the July contract. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price for Thursday afternoon was $1.27...

HEM22 : 110.975 (-0.11%)
HEQ22 : 110.525 (+0.36%)
KMM22 : 115.425 (-0.28%)
Top Farmer Closing Commentary 05-26-2022

TFM Cash+ Take the Stress Out of Your Marketing Strategy. No hedge account. No margin calls. Just comprehensive, common-sense guidance at a great value. Learn more: https://www.totalfarmmarketing.com/tfm-cash-plus/...

Shootin' the Bull

Low volatility, low volume of trading, and declining open interest is not foretelling of great strength in live cattle futures.  The consumer was slammed today with greater inflationary pressures. 

Triple Digit Rally in Lean Hogs

Lean hog futures are trading with triple digit gains of as much as $3.62 led by the July contract. Back month eb is up by just 27 cents, at a now $21.45 discount to June. USDA’s National Average Base...

HEM22 : 110.975 (-0.11%)
HEQ22 : 110.525 (+0.36%)
KMM22 : 115.425 (-0.28%)
Cattle Market Mixed through Midday

As the grain markets show midday strength off their lows, front month fat cattle futures faded to within 17 cents of UNCH for midday’s print. Feeder cattle futures are up by a dime in the May contract,...

LEM22 : 132.600 (+0.15%)
LEQ22 : 132.650 (+0.04%)
LEV22 : 138.375 (+0.14%)
GFQ22 : 166.500 (-0.10%)
GFU22 : 169.475 (-0.15%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 140.000
2nd Resistance Point 140.000
1st Resistance Point 140.000
Last Price 140.000s
1st Support Level 140.000
2nd Support Level 140.000
3rd Support Level 140.000

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52-Week High 142.000
Last Price 140.000s
Fibonacci 61.8% 132.450
Fibonacci 50% 129.500
Fibonacci 38.2% 126.550
52-Week Low 117.000

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