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Live Cattle Dec '18 (LEZ18)

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Livestock Update

The meat market has a lot to consider at present. Currently the live board sits at the 14,21 day MA approx 102. This could potentially be setting up a sideways trade waiting for friendly news. In addition,...

Cattle Gained Limits

After trading with midday losses, cattle futures rallied back to limit and near limit gains. Feeder cattle futures ended the day $1.87 to $2.00 higher. The March 30 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $131.10,...

Hogs End Lower on Tuesday

Lean hog futures were mixed in the deferred contracts as June was up 55 cents and May was down by 15. April hogs on the other hand were decisively $1.75 lower. The CME Lean Hog Index for March 27th was...

Last time corn acreage was this high...

Last time corn acreage was this huge, corn was the highest price in history. Why was that?

With Spreads You Can Win 2 Ways

Spreads usually trend more than outright futures which adds additional predictability to the seasonality

Hogs Firm to Higher

Lean hogs are UNCH in April contracts at midday, with May and June hogs posting midday gains of 70 and 67 cents respectively. The CME Lean Hog Index for March 27th was $65.56, down 90 cents. That is still...

Cattle Market Down Triple digits

Tuesday trading has cattle futures $1 to $1.05 lower at midday. Front month feeder cattle futures are $1.95 to $2.77 lower so far. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up another $2.13 to $132.57 on 03/27....

Why Can't Livestock Rally?

Will cattle or hogs be able to rally this week?

Can USDA Numbers Turn Prices Around?

Can USDA Numbers Turn Prices Around?

Cattle Futures Mixed Coming to End of Brutal Month

Some cattle futures months were firmer on Monday. April cattle futures closed $1.75 lower, while the other front months were 35 cents lower to 17 cents higher. Feeder cattle futures ended the Monday session...

Lean Hogs Down Expanded Limit Yesterday

Yesterday the expanded limits were reached in the negative for the front month lean hog futures. The CME Lean Hog Index for March 26th was $66.46, up another $0.29, still ignoring the bearish futures action....

TFM Sunrise Update - March 31, 2020

grain markets mixed overnight awaiting USDA Prospective Plantings data

Hogs Close Limit Down

Expanded limits were reached for the front month lean hog futures. June contracts closed 2 1/2 cents off the limit. The CME Fresh Bacon Index from 03/27 was $15.74 lower wk/wk to $98.80 cwt. That is $87.74...

Cattle Closed Mostly Lower

Front month cattle futures were firmer on Monday. April cattle futures traded $1.75 lower, while the other front months were 35 cents lower to 17 cents higher. Futures will trade with normal limits tomorrow....

Hog Prices Sharply Lower Again !

Stay short

Morning Livestock Comments

In the critter complex this morning....

Cattle Mixed at Midday on Monday

Front month cattle futures start the new week moving in both directions, April and July contracts are higher by as much as 37 cents, while August futures are down by 17 so far. Feeder cattle futures have...

Hogs Down Triple Digits so far

Lean hog futures are down by $1.70 to $3.07 at midday; the front months have expanded limits of $4.50 today. The CME Fresh Bacon Index from 03/27 was $15.74 lower wk/wk to $98.80 cwt. That is $87.74 cwt....

Cattle Market Basis Strength Continues

The last trade day of the week had April cattle futures down the expanded limit, and they will trade with expanded limits again on Monday. April cattle futures were still $2.30 higher Fri/Fri after 4 limit...

Lean Hogs Try to Stabilize After Hogs Report Show Expansion

Lean hog futures were down the expanded limit in the May and June contracts, April hogs were a nickel off limit. Friday’s trades erased the week’s early progress as April hog futures were $3.12 lower...

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