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Feeder Cattle Sep '23 (GFU23)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Mixed Ahead of CoF Release

Live cattle are trading with contracts steady to 60 cents higher at midday. Cash trade is beginning to pick up, with a few trades of $187 in the south and USDA showing some light $192 in KS. Trade in the north is mainly $192, with some coming in at $193.50. Feeder cattle are showing weakness, with contacts steady to 27 cents lower on Friday. The CME Feeder Cattle index was up another 37 cents on May 22 to $248.81. 

Trade estimates for the Cattle on Feed report later today put April placements down 6.1% from last year, with April marketings up 9.8%. That would leave the May 1 on feed inventory down 0.8% from May 2023.

USDA’s Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were back higher on Friday morning. Choice boxes were up $1.72 at $311.56, with Select $1.70 higher to $301.78. The Chc/Sel spread is now at $9.78. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 122,000 head for Thursday, taking the weekly total to 486,000 head. That is down 1,000 head from last week and down 13,531 head below the s... Read more

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
$4,537/4,125
First Notice Date
09/28/23
Expiration Date
09/28/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Sep '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 21, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
16,040 (+528)
9,262 (-459)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
14,003 (-115)
15,191 (+630)
Producers - Long / Short
11,601 (+284)
8,224 (-373)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
3,633 (+305)
232 (-25)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,883 (-34)
5,679 (+173)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,120 (-81)
9,512 (+457)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
250.000 +0.84%
on 09/05/23
257.500 -2.09%
on 09/15/23
-1.915 (-0.75%)
since 08/29/23
3-Month
244.075 +3.29%
on 06/30/23
257.500 -2.09%
on 09/15/23
+6.310 (+2.57%)
since 06/29/23
52-Week
195.275 +29.11%
on 10/10/22
257.500 -2.09%
on 09/15/23
+51.560 (+25.71%)
since 09/29/22

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Cattle Settled Mixed Ahead of the USDA CoF Release

Live cattle futures were cautiously 12 cents lower to 17 cents higher at the Friday settlement, awaiting the USDA Cattle on Feed report after the close. Cash trade was the week saw action at $187 in the...

LEM24 : 183.700s (+0.10%)
LEQ24 : 181.125s (+0.03%)
LEV24 : 183.950s (-0.07%)
GFQ24 : 260.225s (-0.47%)
GFU24 : 261.750s (-0.37%)
GFV24 : 262.550s (-0.29%)
Hogs Leak Lower into Weekend

Lean hogs were hanging around UNCH at midday, but tipped lower into the close. Changes for the day were 25 lower to 2 cents higher. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was reported at...

HEM24 : 94.275s (-0.26%)
HEN24 : 97.225s (-0.26%)
HEQ24 : 96.900s (-0.13%)
Cattle on Feed

Cattle on Feed - 2024-05-24

GFQ24 : 260.225s (-0.47%)
LCM24 : 181.600s (-0.71%)
LEQ24 : 181.125s (+0.03%)
Cold Storage

Cold Storage - 2024-05-24

GFQ24 : 260.225s (-0.47%)
LCM24 : 181.600s (-0.71%)
LEQ24 : 181.125s (+0.03%)
LHM24 : 101.675s (+1.98%)
HEN24 : 97.225s (-0.26%)
YKU24 : 18,225s (-0.30%)
BDN24 : 313.8500s (-1.31%)
OJN24 : 476.50s (+2.14%)
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Cattle Mixed Ahead of CoF Release

Live cattle are trading with contracts steady to 60 cents higher at midday. Cash trade is beginning to pick up, with a few trades of $187 in the south and USDA showing some light $192 in KS. Trade in the...

LEM24 : 183.700s (+0.10%)
LEQ24 : 181.125s (+0.03%)
LEV24 : 183.950s (-0.07%)
GFQ24 : 260.225s (-0.47%)
GFU24 : 261.750s (-0.37%)
GFV24 : 262.550s (-0.29%)
Hogs Firming at Midday

Lean hogs are trading firmer on Friday, as nearby contracts are within a nickel of unch. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was reported at $86.88 in the Friday AM report. The CME Lean...

HEM24 : 94.275s (-0.26%)
HEN24 : 97.225s (-0.26%)
HEQ24 : 96.900s (-0.13%)
Traders Set to Begin Cattle on Feed Friday

Live cattle settled 57 to 65 cents lower on Thursday. Cash trade this week has been quiet so far, with a few light trades of $192 in the north and $187 in the south, though nothing to establish a trend....

LEM24 : 183.700s (+0.10%)
LEQ24 : 181.125s (+0.03%)
LEV24 : 183.950s (-0.07%)
GFQ24 : 260.225s (-0.47%)
GFU24 : 261.750s (-0.37%)
GFV24 : 262.550s (-0.29%)
Hogs Look to Friday After Week of Weakness

Lean hogs closed Thursday with losses of 7 to 87 cents across the board. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was up 44 cents in the Thursday afternoon report at $88.27. The CME Lean Hog...

HEM24 : 94.275s (-0.26%)
HEN24 : 97.225s (-0.26%)
HEQ24 : 96.900s (-0.13%)
Hogs Continues Lower as Pork Cutout Drags

Lean hogs closed Thursday with losses of 7 to 87 cents across the board. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was up 44 cents in the Thursday afternoon report at $88.27. The CME Lean Hog...

HEM24 : 94.275s (-0.26%)
HEN24 : 97.225s (-0.26%)
HEQ24 : 96.900s (-0.13%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 252.110
2nd Resistance Point 252.110
1st Resistance Point 252.110
Last Price 252.110s
1st Support Level 252.110
2nd Support Level 252.110
3rd Support Level 252.110

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52-Week High 257.500
Last Price 252.110s
Fibonacci 61.8% 233.730
Fibonacci 50% 226.387
Fibonacci 38.2% 219.045
52-Week Low 195.275

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