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Tue, Dec 11th, 2018
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Futures Market Commentary


Live cattle were steady to 32.5 cents lower in the nearby contracts yesterday, with back months higher. Feeder cattle futures were up 45 to 90 cents in most contracts on Monday. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.07 on December 7 at $144.00. Wholesale beef prices were higher on Monday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.13 at $215.42, with the Select cutout value 44 cents higher at $200.94. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 119,000 head, even with last week and 2,000 head larger than the same Monday last year. The Commitment of Traders report showed the managed money net long position in live cattle futures and options expanding by 7,055 contracts as of 12/4 to 72,263 contracts. In feeder cattle futures and options, they moved to a record reported net short position of -5,774 contracts on that date. --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Lean Hog futures saw most contracts 25 to $1.05 lower on Monday, while front month Dec was up 47.5 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 23 cents from the previous day @ $55.96 on December 6. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down 98 cents at $72.65. The national base cash hog carcass value was down 49 cents to a weighted average of $47.35. Monday’s USDA estimated FI hog slaughter totaled 479,000 head, 12,000 head larger than last week and 15,000 head above a year ago. Specs in lean hog futures and options trimmed their CFTC net long position by just 954 contracts in the week ending December 4, to 39,369 contracts. --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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