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Brugler Ag Report

Fri, Dec 9th, 2016
Ag Market Commentary

Corn futures closed 2 to 4 ½ cents lower today as traders took money off the table ahead of Friday’s USDA reports. The weekly USDA Export Sales report showed sales for the week ending 12/1...

Cotton

Cotton futures settled 19 to 37 points higher today. The March 17 contract was up 37 points as it tried to close the expiration gap left by December. USDA export sales of upland cotton were more than double...

Lean Hogs

Lean hogs fell back from triple digit territory in most months, but still settled $.20 to $1.15 higher. The CME Lean Hog Index for 12/6 was up 92 cents at $51.95. December lean hog futures expire on the...

Cattle

Live cattle futures settled 12 to 85 cents lower. Feeders were also $.37 to $1.07 lower, with January at $126.60.  The CME Feeder Index for 12/7 was $131.07, a 33 cent loss. Average wholesale beef...

Wheat

Wheat futures had sold off earlier in the week and posted gains today as spreads were unwound. CHI SRW was up 4 ½ to 7 ¼, with KC up 4 ½ to 5 ¼ and MPLS up 1 ½ to 2 cents....

Soybeans

Soybean futures settled 16 ¾ to 22 cents lower. Meal was down $6.80 per ton and soy oil retreated 67 points. The latter put a 7 cent per bushel hit on product value. A huge rally in the dollar was...

Corn

Corn futures closed 2 to 4 ½ cents lower today as traders took money off the table ahead of Friday’s USDA reports. The weekly USDA Export Sales report showed sales for the week ending 12/1...

Cotton

Cotton futures are mostly 25 to 32 points higher at midday.  The March 17 contract is currently at 71.37 and has a 105 point range on its first session as the lead month contract. USDA export sales...

Lean Hogs

Lean hogs are showing triple digit gains for the third day in a row.  Most contracts are up $1.025 to $1.90 at midday with Dec16 at $56.05. The CME Lean Hog Index for 12/6 was up 92 cents at $51.95....

Cattle

Live cattle futures are 22.5 to 65 cents higher at midday with Feb17 the strongest. Feeders are also higher with January currently up 50 cents on the session at $127.475.  The CME Feeder Index for...

Wheat

Wheat futures are mostly a few cents higher at midday . The US Dollar Index is sharply higher today, but some recognition of potential winterkill brought support to wheat. Weekly US export sales for old...

Soybeans

Soybean futures are mostly at least 20 cents lower at midday with Dec16 bean meal down $5.60 and Dec16 bean oil down 79 points. We suspect profit taking ahead of the monthly USDA reports due out on Friday,...

Corn

Corn futures are trading mostly at least a nickel lower at midday.  The weekly USDA Export Sales report published this morning had sales for the week ending 12/1 up 96% vs. the previous week and up...

Ag Market Commentary

Corn futures are trading mostly at least a nickel lower at midday.  The weekly USDA Export Sales report published this morning had sales for the week ending 12/1 up 96% vs. the previous week and up...

Ag Market Commentary

Corn futures are trading mostly a 1 1/2 cents higher this morning after they ended Wednesday mostly 2 1/2 cents lower, but thinner Dec16 lost just a half penny. National average corn basis has continued...

Cotton

Cotton futures are currently trading from 2 to 11 points higher after spending much of Wednesday in the red and finished with losses from 28 to 45 points. Dec16 went off the board at 72.11, with a 106...

Lean Hogs

Lean hogs had another day with triple digit gains out through July 2017. The Dec16 contract finished Wednesday at $54.70. The CME Lean Hog Index for 12/5 was up 47 cents at $51.03.  While still below...

Cattle

Live cattle futures were mostly 22.5 to 47.5 cents lower on Wednesday. Feeders were able to end the day slightly higher with January up 12.5 cents to finish at $126.975. The CME Feeder Index for 12/7 was...

Wheat

Wheat futures are trading between 4 and 6 cents higher after they were mostly 3 1/4 to 7 1/4 cents lower, but Dec17 was down 9 cents, and the March 2018 SRW contract lost a dime on the session. This morning...

Soybeans

Soybean futures are trading with a four cent loss ahead of the weekly USDA Export Sales report. Trade expectations going into the 7:30 AM CST report are: 1.0 to 1.4 MMT for soybeans, 50,000 to 250,000...

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