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Live Cattle Feb '22 (LEG22)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

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 were pressured by the strength in corn, with most contracts down 47 to 85 cents. The 5/12 CME Feeder Cattle Index was down 25 cents to $156.36.  

USDA Wholesale Boxed Beef report on Monday afternoon showed Choice up $1.36 to $260.31 and Select $1.77 higher at $245.67. The Chc/Sel spread is at $14.64. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 124,000 head for Monday, that is up 3,000 wk/wk and 10,000 head larger yr/yr.

Jun 22 Cattle  closed at $133.175, up $1.100,

Aug 22 Cattle  closed at $133.900, up $1.550,

Oct 22 Cattle  closed at $139.850, up $0.725,

May 22 Feeder Cattle  closed at $157.400, down $0.475

Aug 22 Feeder Cattle  closed at $167.425, down $0.600

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,540/1,400
First Notice Date
02/07/22
Expiration Date
02/28/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Feb '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Feb Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 10, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
117,509 (-1,975)
153,292 (-7,574)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
111,188 (-3,025)
71,385 (+4,208)
Producers - Long / Short
44,417 (+3,043)
149,563 (-6,135)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
71,712 (-3,175)
2,349 (+404)
Managed Money - Long / Short
78,466 (-2,010)
50,693 (+6,030)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,722 (-1,015)
20,692 (-1,822)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
138.850 +1.19%
on 02/25/22
144.075 -2.48%
on 02/22/22
+1.800 (+1.30%)
since 01/28/22
3-Month
135.500 +3.69%
on 01/24/22
144.075 -2.48%
on 02/22/22
-0.700 (-0.50%)
since 11/26/21
52-Week
124.850 +12.54%
on 03/02/21
144.075 -2.48%
on 02/22/22
+14.925 (+11.89%)
since 02/26/21

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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 : 133.175s (+0.83%)
LEQ22 : 133.900s (+1.17%)
LEV22 : 139.850s (+0.52%)
GFK22 : 157.400s (-0.30%)
GFQ22 : 167.425s (-0.36%)
Hogs Rally on Monday

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

HEM22 : 103.825s (+3.05%)
HEQ22 : 104.800s (+3.30%)
KMM22 : 109.600s (+3.01%)
Crop Progress Update and RFD-TV Interview Clips

With news out over the weekend that India banned Wheat exports (traded limit up), Beans and Corn joined the bullish momentum. In the end, will US weather take over the headlines for Beans and Corn? Live...

Shootin' the Bull

Fats were a little higher today in the June and August.  Most likely some simple basis convergence. 

Hogs Bouncing on Monday

Lean hog futures are up $1.45 to 3.70 at midday. The National Average Base Hog price for Monday morning was $101.31 up 4 cents from the day prior. CME’s Lean Hog Index for 5/12 was 55 cents lower to...

HEM22 : 103.825s (+3.05%)
HEQ22 : 104.800s (+3.30%)
KMM22 : 109.600s (+3.01%)
Cattle Complex Mixed at Midday

Live cattle futures are up 35 cents to $1.45 at the moment, with the front months the strongest Feeders are pressured by the stronger corn contracts, with most feeder cattle futures down 60 to 97 cents....

LEM22 : 133.175s (+0.83%)
LEQ22 : 133.900s (+1.17%)
LEV22 : 139.850s (+0.52%)
GFK22 : 157.400s (-0.30%)
GFQ22 : 167.425s (-0.36%)
Daily Livestock Commentary

Livestock markets struggled last week. Will it be more of the same this week or is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Cattle Look to Find Support this Week

Live cattle futures closed with June up 42 cents and other contracts 27 to 77 cents lower. Feeder cattle were up 52 cents to $1.85 on weakness in corn. USDA confirmed cash sales this week from $138 to...

LEM22 : 133.175s (+0.83%)
LEQ22 : 133.900s (+1.17%)
LEV22 : 139.850s (+0.52%)
GFK22 : 157.400s (-0.30%)
GFQ22 : 167.425s (-0.36%)
Hogs Look to Stay Above $100

Front month lean hog futures were up $2.22 to $3.05 on Friday, with exception to expiring May. The National Average Base Hog price for Friday was $101.47 after a $4.89 drop. CME’s Lean Hog Index for...

HEM22 : 103.825s (+3.05%)
HEQ22 : 104.800s (+3.30%)
KMM22 : 109.600s (+3.01%)
Morning Comments; Monday, May 16th, 2022

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Barchart Trading Guide

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 142.250
2nd Resistance Point 141.500
1st Resistance Point 141.000
Last Price 140.500s
1st Support Level 139.750
2nd Support Level 139.000
3rd Support Level 138.500

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52-Week High 144.075
Last Price 140.500s
Fibonacci 61.8% 136.731
Fibonacci 50% 134.462
Fibonacci 38.2% 132.194
52-Week Low 124.850

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