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Feeder Cattle Aug '22 (GFQ22)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Pull Back on Tuesday

Live cattle futures posted their own Turnaround Tuesday, with losses of 17 to 65 cents in most contracts. Cash trade saw a little action at $138 in the south on Tuesday with dressed sales of $226-227 reported in the north. Tuesday’s Fed Cattle Exchange online auction saw 1 lot of CA steers sell for $135.25, with most asks ranging from $139-142 and bids hitting $138-138.50. Feeders were down 22 cents to $1.05 on Tuesday. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was down 73 cents to $155.27 on 5/16.  

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were higher on Tuesday afternoon, with Choice up 17 cents to $260.48 and Select $2.52 higher at $248.19. The Chc/Sel spread narrowed to $12.29. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 249,000 head for the WTD through Tuesday, that is up 3,000 wk/wk and 15,000 head larger yr/yr.

Jun 22 Cattle  closed at $133.000, down $0.175,

Aug 22 Cattle  closed at $133.475, down $0.425,

Oct 22 Cattle  closed at $139.525, down $0.325,

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Contract Specifications

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Contract
Feeder Cattle
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,315/2,850
First Notice Date
08/25/22 (99 days)
Expiration Date
08/25/22 (99 days)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Aug '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 10, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
12,731 (+505)
6,170 (+457)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
14,958 (-181)
16,473 (-637)
Producers - Long / Short
6,600 (+405)
5,482 (+425)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,443 (+68)
0 (unch)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,876 (-118)
14,061 (-738)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,082 (-63)
2,412 (+101)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
166.000 +0.47%
on 05/16/22
178.225 -6.42%
on 04/22/22
-7.575 (-4.34%)
since 04/14/22
3-Month
166.000 +0.47%
on 05/16/22
186.325 -10.49%
on 02/18/22
-18.950 (-10.20%)
since 02/17/22

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Cattle Pull Back on Tuesday

Live cattle futures posted their own Turnaround Tuesday, with losses of 17 to 65 cents in most contracts. Cash trade saw a little action at $138 in the south on Tuesday with dressed sales of $226-227 reported...

LEM22 : 133.000s (-0.13%)
LEQ22 : 133.475s (-0.32%)
LEV22 : 139.525s (-0.23%)
GFK22 : 157.175s (-0.14%)
GFQ22 : 166.775s (-0.39%)
Hogs Higher on Tuesday

Lean hog futures were mixed, with front months up 67 cents to $2.95 and deferred contracts down 32 cents to $1.17. The National Average Base Hog price for Tuesday morning was $111.38 up $9.74 from the...

HEM22 : 105.150s (+1.28%)
HEQ22 : 107.250s (+2.34%)
KMM22 : 111.075s (+1.35%)
Livestock Report

Hogs strong, while cattle markets weaken

Hogs Higher on Tuesday

Lean hog futures are up another 60 cents to $2.12 on Tuesday, with some deferred contracts leaking lower. The National Average Base Hog price for Tuesday morning was $104.63 up $3.32 from the day prior....

HEM22 : 105.150s (+1.28%)
HEQ22 : 107.250s (+2.34%)
KMM22 : 111.075s (+1.35%)
Cattle Retreating on Tuesday

Live cattle futures are posting their own Turnaround Tuesday, with losses of 25 to 75 cents. Cash trade has yet to develop this week, though USDA did show a few light $142 sales in the North on Monday....

LEM22 : 133.000s (-0.13%)
LEQ22 : 133.475s (-0.32%)
LEV22 : 139.525s (-0.23%)
GFK22 : 157.175s (-0.14%)
GFQ22 : 166.775s (-0.39%)
Hogs Look Ahead to Tuesday Trade

Lean hog futures posted $1.32 to $3.60 gains on Monday. The National Average Base Hog price for Monday afternoon was $101.64 up 17 cents from the day prior. CME’s Lean Hog Index for 5/12 was 55 cents...

HEM22 : 105.150s (+1.28%)
HEQ22 : 107.250s (+2.34%)
KMM22 : 111.075s (+1.35%)
Feeders Look to Rebound on Tuesday

Live cattle futures were up 17 cents to $1.55 on Monday, with the front months the strongest. Cash trade has yet to develop this week, though USDA did show a few $142 sales in the North on Monday. Feeders...

LEM22 : 133.000s (-0.13%)
LEQ22 : 133.475s (-0.32%)
LEV22 : 139.525s (-0.23%)
GFK22 : 157.175s (-0.14%)
GFQ22 : 166.775s (-0.39%)
Morning Comments; Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Turnaround Tuesday

Cattle Complex Mixed on Monday

Live cattle futures were up 17 cents to $1.55 on Monday, with the front months the strongest. Cash trade has yet to develop this week, though USDA did show a few $142 sales in the North on Monday. Feeders...

LEM22 : 133.000s (-0.13%)
LEQ22 : 133.475s (-0.32%)
LEV22 : 139.525s (-0.23%)
GFK22 : 157.175s (-0.14%)
GFQ22 : 166.775s (-0.39%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 170.483
2nd Resistance Point 169.592
1st Resistance Point 168.183
Last Price 166.775s
1st Support Level 165.883
2nd Support Level 164.992
3rd Support Level 163.583

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52-Week High 187.100
Fibonacci 61.8% 179.040
Fibonacci 50% 176.550
Fibonacci 38.2% 174.060
Last Price 166.775s
52-Week Low 166.000

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