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Thu, Dec 13th, 2018
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Lean Hog futures were steady to 50 cents higher in most contracts on Wednesday. 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 89 cents at $72.44. The national base cash hog carcass value was down 27 cents to a weighted average of $46.33. USDA estimated FI hog slaughter for Wednesday was 477,000 head, bringing the WTD total to 1.435 million head. That is 13,000 head larger than last week and 37,000 head above a year ago.

Live cattle settled Wednesday with gains of 15 to 75 cents in most contracts. Feeder cattle futures were up 27.5 to 45 cents on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was up 96 cents on December 10 at $144.96. Wholesale beef prices were mixed again on yesterday afternoon, with the Ch/Select spread tightening to $10.68. Choice boxes were down $2.21 at $212.25, with the Select cutout value 18 cents higher at $201.57. USDA estimated week to date cattle slaughter at 361,00 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. Japanese tender results are expected this morning.--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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