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Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures posted losses of 52.5 cents to $1.125 on Monday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 19 cents from the previous day @ $55.17 on December 13. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 16 cents at $71.96 on Monday afternoon. The national base cash hog carcass value was 26 cents lower at a weighted average of $46.12 on Monday. USDA estimated FI hog slaughter for at 477,000 head for Monday. That was 2,000 head lower than the previous week but 8,000 head above a year ago. USDA announced the second round of the MFP will be paid out, with hog producers receiving $8/head.Feb 19 Hogs closed at $63.825, down $0.675,Apr 19 Hogs closed at $68.975, down $1.075May 19 Hogs closed at $74.650, down $1.125--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures settled with most contracts 55 to 95 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures were also a sharp $1.20 to $2.40 lower on Monday. The CME feeder cattle index was down 71 cents on December 14 at $146.20. Wholesale beef prices were higher this afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.71 at $212.67, with the Select cutout value 62 cents higher at $203.76. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 108,000 head. That was 12,000 below last week and 10,000 head fewer than the same Monday last year.Dec 18 Cattle closed at $119.025, down $0.550,Feb 19 Cattle closed at $121.550, down $0.850,Apr 19 Cattle closed at $123.850, down $0.650,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.375, down $2.200Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $143.325, down $2.450Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.100, down $2.150--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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