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Live Cattle Dec '21 (LEZ21)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Mostly Lower Close in Cattle Market , But Feeders Higher

Feeders took advantage of the weaker corn trade, and closed with $0.60 to $1.07 gains. Fat cattle were mixed as Dec, Feb, and April all slid by less than 25 cents but the summer months gained 10-15 cents. Thursday’s FCE auction saw no sales between $153-154 bids and $155-156 asks for the 1,541 head listed. USDA mentioned some light Northern trade on Thursday at $157. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $178.40 on 11/30, UNCH from 11/29.  

USDA reported 15.4k MT of beef was sold for export during the week that ended 11/24. That was 19% above last week, but down 29% from the same week last year. China was the top buyer with 7.2k MT. Beef shipments for the week were 15,750 MT for a YTD total of 858k MT. 

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were weaker on Thursday afternoon, with a $1.31 drop in Choice and a penny weaker Select. USDA estimates the week’s FI cattle slaughter at 512k head through Thursday.

Dec 22 Cattle  closed at $153.050, down $0.025,

Feb 23 Cattle  closed a... Read more

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    The Dec hog contract was up only 22 cents, an outlier as expiration approaches on the 14th. The other front months rallied triple digits with Feb’s $3.85...

  • Mostly Lower Close in Cattle Market , But Feeders Higher

    Feeders took advantage of the weaker corn trade, and closed with $0.60 to $1.07 gains. Fat cattle were mixed as Dec, Feb, and April all slid by less than...

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  • Cattle Commentary

    Cattle markets were mixed today with live cattle being down as low as 92.5 cents today but showed a little recovery as it settled at 155.425, down 0.250...

  • Shootin' the Bull about squeezing fed cattle margins

    Until corn broke from the end of October high, cattle feeders were perplexed with the high price of corn, and threat of higher.  Today, corn is of less...

  • Triple Digit Strength from Hog Market

    Front month lean hog futures are trading $2.55 to $2.70 higher through Thursday’s midday. The USDA National Average Base Hog Price was delayed in the...

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