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Feeder Cattle Oct '24 (GFV24)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Slip Lower on Tuesday

Live cattle bulls were taking a break ahead of the day off on Wednesday, with contracts down 20 to 75 cents. Cash trade has been quiet to start this week, with early action mostly compiling showlists. Trade was strong last week, with a few sales at $186 reported in KS by USDA and some up to $195. USDA also indicated $195-198 trade in NE, a record in the cash market. Feeder cattle futures were down $1.25 to 1.52 as the market closed out the Tuesday session.  The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up $1.35 on June 17 at $257.07. 

USDA will release an updated Cattle on Feed report this Friday, with the trade expecting to see May placements down 1.5% from a year ago. There is some contrarian thoughts, with the range calling for a 5% drop to a 2.4% increase. May marketings are seen up 0.5% on average. June 1 Cattle on Feed is projected to be down 1% vs. last year. 

USDA reported wholesale Boxed Beef prices as mixed on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up another 5 cents to $320.5... 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
10/31/24 (135 days)
Expiration Date
10/31/24 (135 days)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Oct '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
15,267 (+671)
9,142 (+477)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
12,094 (-1,304)
14,120 (-1,203)
Producers - Long / Short
10,848 (+343)
8,069 (+382)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
3,527 (+223)
181 (-10)
Managed Money - Long / Short
8,079 (-1,263)
5,101 (-905)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,015 (-41)
9,019 (-298)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
253.250 +3.45%
on 06/06/24
266.675 -1.76%
on 05/29/24
+0.625 (+0.24%)
since 05/17/24
3-Month
245.900 +6.54%
on 04/12/24
272.200 -3.76%
on 03/21/24
-8.875 (-3.28%)
since 03/18/24

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Cattle Slip Lower on Tuesday

Live cattle bulls were taking a break ahead of the day off on Wednesday, with contracts down 20 to 75 cents. Cash trade has been quiet to start this week, with early action mostly compiling showlists....

LEM24 : 186.675s (-0.20%)
LEQ24 : 182.100s (-0.38%)
LEV24 : 183.875s (-0.41%)
GFQ24 : 259.950s (-0.53%)
GFU24 : 261.125s (-0.55%)
GFV24 : 261.975s (-0.50%)
Hogs Closed Mixed on Tuesday

Lean hog futures were down 30 cents to $1.60 in the front two months on Tuesday, with other contracts up 17 to 95 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 71 cents at $90.73 on June 14. Seasonal strength...

HEN24 : 93.775s (-1.68%)
HEQ24 : 91.575s (-0.33%)
HEV24 : 78.400s (+0.22%)
Shootin' the Bull about how much higher.........

With cattle, boxes, and some of the grind at the tip top of yearly and historical highs, what's next?  Even higher prices?  Rationing has already taken another large step the past two weeks with boxes...

Cattle Feeling Heavy on Tuesday

Live cattle bulls are taking a break today, with contracts down 20 to 70 cents at midday. Cash trade was strong last week, with a few sales at $186 reported in KS by USDA and some up to $195. USDA also...

LEM24 : 186.675s (-0.20%)
LEQ24 : 182.100s (-0.38%)
LEV24 : 183.875s (-0.41%)
GFQ24 : 259.950s (-0.53%)
GFU24 : 261.125s (-0.55%)
GFV24 : 261.975s (-0.50%)
Hogs Mixed on Tuesday

Lean hog futures are down 7 cents to $1 in the front months on Tuesday, with other contracts up 7 to 60 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 71 cents at $90.73 on June 14. Seasonal strength has been...

HEN24 : 93.775s (-1.68%)
HEQ24 : 91.575s (-0.33%)
HEV24 : 78.400s (+0.22%)
Cattle Futures Struggle on Monday. Is it Cause for Pause?

Cattle futures had an incredible move higher on Friday but failed to find follow through in Monday’s trade, despite a weaker grain trade. Has something changed?

Hog Bulls Looking to Continue Recovery

Lean hog futures rallied on Monday with contracts up 37 cents to $1.72 on the day. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 14 cents at $91.44 on June 13. The USDA National Base Hog price was not reported on Monday...

HEN24 : 93.775s (-1.68%)
HEQ24 : 91.575s (-0.33%)
HEV24 : 78.400s (+0.22%)
Cattle Look to Tuesday Following Mixed Monday Trade

Live cattle futures were mixed to round out the Monday session, with June being supported by the cash market, up 22 cents. The rest of the front months are down 2 to 37 cents. Cash trade was strong last...

LEM24 : 186.675s (-0.20%)
LEQ24 : 182.100s (-0.38%)
LEV24 : 183.875s (-0.41%)
GFQ24 : 259.950s (-0.53%)
GFU24 : 261.125s (-0.55%)
GFV24 : 261.975s (-0.50%)
Cattle Close Mixed Despite Strong Start

Live cattle futures were mixed to round out the Monday session, with June being held up by the cash market, up 22 cents. The rest of the front months are down 2 to 37 cents. Cash trade was strong last...

LEM24 : 186.675s (-0.20%)
LEQ24 : 182.100s (-0.38%)
LEV24 : 183.875s (-0.41%)
GFQ24 : 259.950s (-0.53%)
GFU24 : 261.125s (-0.55%)
GFV24 : 261.975s (-0.50%)
Hogs Rally to Begin Monday

Lean hog futures rallied on Monday with contracts up 37 cents to $1.72 on the day. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 14 cents at $91.44 on June 13. USDA showed the National Base Hog was not reported on...

HEN24 : 93.775s (-1.68%)
HEQ24 : 91.575s (-0.33%)
HEV24 : 78.400s (+0.22%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 265.200
2nd Resistance Point 264.325
1st Resistance Point 263.150
Last Price 261.975s
1st Support Level 261.100
2nd Support Level 260.225
3rd Support Level 259.050

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52-Week High 275.175
Last Price 261.975s
Fibonacci 61.8% 260.019
Fibonacci 50% 255.337
Fibonacci 38.2% 250.656
52-Week Low 235.500

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