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Live Cattle Oct '22 (LEV22)

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Live 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,

May 22 Feeder Cattle  clos... Read more

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
10/10/22 (145 days)
Expiration Date
10/31/22 (166 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Oct '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct 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
138.800 +0.52%
on 05/16/22
147.500 -5.41%
on 04/22/22
-5.300 (-3.66%)
since 04/14/22
3-Month
138.800 +0.52%
on 05/16/22
147.500 -5.41%
on 04/22/22
-6.275 (-4.30%)
since 02/17/22
52-Week
127.000 +9.86%
on 06/01/21
147.500 -5.41%
on 04/22/22
+9.925 (+7.66%)
since 05/17/21

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Shootin' the Bull

Fats were soft today.  Again, not much transpiring to cause much to happen.  If there were anything to give some hope, it would be what Fed Chairman Powell stated today.  That being, a very aggressive...

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 Maximum Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 141.208
2nd Resistance Point 140.742
1st Resistance Point 140.133
Last Price 139.525s
1st Support Level 139.058
2nd Support Level 138.592
3rd Support Level 137.983

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52-Week High 147.500
Fibonacci 61.8% 139.669
Last Price 139.525s
Fibonacci 50% 137.250
Fibonacci 38.2% 134.831
52-Week Low 127.000

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