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Mon, Dec 10th, 2018
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Futures Market Commentary

Live cattle ended the Friday session with nearby contracts lower and back months slightly higher. Feeder cattle futures were on both side of UNCH. The CME feeder cattle index was down 85 cents on December 5 at $145.53. Wholesale beef prices were higher on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.62 at $214.29, with the Select cutout value $2.28 higher at $200.50. USDA’s estimated weekly FI cattle slaughter through Saturday at 667,000 head, up 27,000 head from last week and 28,000 head larger than a year ago. Texas reported $119 cash trade late on Friday. NE saw a few dressed sales @ $187. Weekly beef exports hit an 8-week high of 18,373 MT.--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Lean Hog futures were mostly 25 cents to $1.05 higher, with Dec held down by cash ahead of next week’s expiration. Dec was down 6.26% on the week, with Feb up 0.48%. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 21 cents from the previous day @ $56.19 on December 5. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was $1.51 higher on Friday afternoon at $73.63. The national base cash hog carcass value was up 48 cents on Friday afternoon to a weighted average of $47.89. USDA’s FI hog slaughter was estimated at 2.558 million head through Saturday. That was 27,000 head above last week and 17,000 head larger than last year. US pork exports during October totaled 501.944 million lbs according to Census data. That was a record for that month and 16.1% larger than last month. Weekly pork export shipments were a marketing year (MY) high 27,884 MT.--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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