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Mon, May 20th, 2024
Are Cattle Futures Prices on the Verge of a Breakout?

Cattle futures prices have largely been consolidating over the last month but appear to be on the verge of a technical breakout ahead of what is viewed as a seasonally friendly time of year.

Cattle Look to Monday After Week of Boxed Beef and Cash Strength

Live cattle closed the Friday session with contracts up 67 cents to $2.02. June was up $4.90 on the week. USDA reported cash sales of $186-190 across the country on Friday, helped by the beef strength...

LEM24 : 181.525 (+0.26%)
LEQ24 : 179.000 (-0.03%)
LEV24 : 182.225 (+0.15%)
GFK24 : 246.775 (+0.02%)
GFQ24 : 258.850 (-0.38%)
GFU24 : 260.125 (-0.28%)
Hog Trade Looks to Kick off New Week

Lean hogs slipped lower into the weekend, with contracts down anywhere from a tick to $1.87, led by the nearbys. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was back down 76 cents on Friday afternoon...

HEM24 : 96.525 (+0.03%)
HEN24 : 99.850 (-0.20%)
HEQ24 : 99.100 (-0.38%)
Cattle Markets Strong, Hogs Weaken

Strong cash Drives cattle higher

Cattle Rally Continues into the Weekend

Live cattle closed the Friday session with contracts up 67 cents to $2.02. June was up $4.90 on the week. USDA reported cash sales of $186-190 across the country on Friday, helped by the beef strength...

LEM24 : 181.525 (+0.26%)
LEQ24 : 179.000 (-0.03%)
LEV24 : 182.225 (+0.15%)
GFK24 : 246.775 (+0.02%)
GFQ24 : 258.850 (-0.38%)
GFU24 : 260.125 (-0.28%)
Hogs Fall Lower on Friday

Lean hogs slipped lower into the weekend, with contracts down anywhere from a tick to $1.87, led by the nearbys. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was back down 76 cents on Friday afternoon...

HEM24 : 96.525 (+0.03%)
HEN24 : 99.850 (-0.20%)
HEQ24 : 99.100 (-0.38%)
Pure Hedge - Livestock and Grain

Cattle Finish the Day and Week Higher. Hogs and Wheat Decline.

Shootin' the Bull about ability to market above current index high.

The feeder cattle futures remain premium to the index and as of Friday's close, minimum sale floors can be produced above the current historical high of the index.  So, you are able to market inventory...

Hogs Falling into Weekend

Lean hogs are slipping lower in the to weekend, with contracts down 25 cents to $2, led by the nearbys. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was back down 58 cents on Friday morning at 88.78....

HEM24 : 96.525 (+0.03%)
HEN24 : 99.850 (-0.20%)
HEQ24 : 99.100 (-0.38%)
Cattle Rally Continues to Friday Midday

Live cattle are trading with gains of $1.07 to $1.87 across most front months on Friday. Cash action has been quiet this week, with USDA reporting a few in the WCB at $186-190 on Thursday. Bids of $187...

LEM24 : 181.525 (+0.26%)
LEQ24 : 179.000 (-0.03%)
LEV24 : 182.225 (+0.15%)
GFK24 : 246.775 (+0.02%)
GFQ24 : 258.850 (-0.38%)
GFU24 : 260.125 (-0.28%)

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