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Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures are trading 30 to 75 cents higher on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures are up $1-1.70 in most contracts, with nearby March down 25 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was up 17 cents on March 18 at $137.67. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower in the Wednesday morning report, with the Ch/Se spread at $10.12/cwt. Choice boxes were up 71 cents at $228.62, as Select was 96 cents higher @ $218.50. USDA estimated this week’s FI cattle slaughter at 235,000 head. That was down 4,000 head from the previous week and 2,000 head below this time last year. The 596 head offered on Wednesday’s FCE auction went unsold, with the cattle offered at $129-130.Apr 19 Cattle are at $129.500, up $0.375,Jun 19 Cattle are at $123.300, up $0.575,Aug 19 Cattle are at $119.200, up $0.475,Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $142.000, down $0.250Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $147.875, up $0.075May 19 Feeder Cattle are at $151.800, up $1.275--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures are posting strong gains in most contracts on Wednesday, with several deferred contracts coming off limit up. The CME Lean Hog Index was up $1.00 from the previous day @ $57.54 on March 18. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 31 cents on Wednesday morning at an average weighted price of $74.45. The national base hog carcass value was up $1.71 in the AM report at an average weighted price of $57.46. USDA estimated WTD FI hog slaughter at 930,000 head, down 12,000 from the previous week but even with last year.Apr 19 Hogs are at $73.375, up $2.550,May 19 Hogs are at $81.450, up $2.300Jun 19 Hogs are at $89.850, up $2.600--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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