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Fri Mar 23, 11:40AM CDT
Live cattle futures are mostly $1.00 to $1.875 lower at midday. Feeder cattle futures are down 77.5 cents to $1.50 ahead of the monthly Cattle on Feed report this afternoon. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.56 on March 21 at $139.39. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Friday morning. Choice boxes were down $1.09 at $225.12, with Select boxes 29 cents lower at $217.73. Estimated weekly FI cattle slaughter was 473,000 head through Thursday, 7,000 above last week and the same week in 2017. The Thursday USDA Cold Storage report indicated beef stocks of 460.276 million pounds at the end of February. That was down 8.26% from January and 8.39% tighter than last February. Export sales of beef during the week of March 15 totaled just 6,045 MT, a marketing year (MY) low. A reduction of 2,700 MT was reported for Japan.Apr 18 Cattle are at $116.425, down $1.725,Jun 18 Cattle are at $106.525, down $1.875,Aug 18 Cattle are at $105.150, down $1.225,Mar 18 Feeder Cattle are at $136.150, down $1.375Apr 18 Feeder Cattle are at $136.525, down $1.500May 18 Feeder Cattle are at $137.750, down $0.775
Fri Mar 23, 11:40AM CDT
Lean hog futures are showing $1.00 to $2.00 losses on Friday. Later Thursday afternoon, China proposed a 25% tariff on US pork in response to President Trump’s proposal of tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum. This also comes the same day that President Trump announced a plan for $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods. The CME Lean Hog Index on March 21 was down 60 cents from the previous day to $63.03. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was 24 cents higher at $70.98 on Friday morning. The national base hog weighted average price was 3 cents lower at $53.96 in the Friday AM report. The USDA estimated FI hog slaughter at 1.839 million head through Thursday. That is down 6,000 head from the previous week but 64,000 head more than the same week last year. Pork stocks in cold storage at the end of February totaled 614.918 million pounds, 8.29% larger than last year and up 5.89% from January. Pork export sales for the week ending 3/15 were shown at 19,528 MT.Apr 18 Hogs are at $59.350, down $1.975,May 18 Hogs are at $66.150, down $2.000Jun 18 Hogs are at $74.450, down $1.025
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