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Fri, Dec 14th, 2018
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Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures were mixed on the day, with nearby Dec up 32.5 cents. The last half 2019 contracts were higher. Feeder cattle futures were up 35 cents to $1. The CME feeder cattle index was up $1.43 on December 12 at $146.40. Wholesale beef prices were mixed again this afternoon, with the Ch/Select spread widening to $11.47. Choice boxes were up 22 cents at $212.47, with the Select cutout value 57 cents lower at $201.00. USDA estimated week to date cattle slaughter at 483,00 head through Thursday. That is 2,000 above last week and 11,000 head larger than the same week last year. Outside of the $119 trade on Wednesday’s FCE, few cash sales have been reported. Beef export sales in the week of 12/6 were reported at 10,337 MT for 2018 and 3,650 MT for 2019 in this morning’s Export Sales report. Exports out that week totaled 18,162 MT.Dec 18 Cattle closed at $119.450, up $0.325,Feb 19 Cattle closed at $122.850, down $0.050,Apr 19 Cattle closed at $124.800, down $0.100,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $147.975, up $0.400Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.925, up $0.650Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.500, up $0.900--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures closed the day with most contracts 22.5 cents to $1.60 lower, and Dec up 7.5 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 44 cents from the previous day @ $55.54 on December 11. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 73 cents at $73.17. The national base cash hog carcass value was UNCH at a weighted average of $46.42 this afternoon. USDA estimated FI hog slaughter for Wednesday was 476,000 head, bringing the WTD total to 1.911 million head. That is 18,000 head larger than last week and 48,000 head above a year ago. Pork export sales for the week that ended on 12/6 totaled 22,334 MT for 2018 and 11,088 MT for 2019. Shipments were slightly lower than last week at 27,777 MT.Dec 18 Hogs closed at $54.800, up $0.075,Feb 19 Hogs closed at $64.825, down $0.875Apr 19 Hogs closed at $70.350, down $1.600--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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