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Futures Market Commentary


Lean Hog futures are steady to 45 cents higher at midday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 14 cents from the previous day @ $55.98 on December 10. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down 11 cents at $73.22. The national base cash hog carcass value was down 20 cents to a weighted average of $46.40. USDA estimated FI hog slaughter for Tuesday is 479,000 head, bringing the WTD total to 958,000. That is 13,000 head larger than last week and 28,000 head above a year ago.Dec 18 Hogs are at $54.750, up $0.300,Feb 19 Hogs are at $65.650, up $0.450Apr 19 Hogs are at $71.750, up $0.300--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Live cattle are up 30 to 67.5 cents at midday. Feeder cattle futures are trading 32.5 to 42.5 cents higher on Wednesday. The CME feeder cattle index was up 96 cents on December 10 at $144.96. Wholesale beef prices were mixed again on Wednesday morning, with the Ch/Select spread tightening to $9.93. Choice boxes were down $2.83 at $211.63, with the Select cutout value 31 cents higher at $201.70. USDA estimated week to date cattle slaughter at 241,00 head. That is 1,000 above last week and 7,000 head larger than the same week last year. Wednesday’s FCE auction saw 97 of the 156 head sold, with the single lot going for $119.Dec 18 Cattle are at $119.000, up $0.625,Feb 19 Cattle are at $122.825, up $0.675,Apr 19 Cattle are at $124.850, up $0.325,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $147.725, up $0.425Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.325, up $0.425Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.600, up $0.325
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