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Thu, Jul 19th, 2018
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Thu Jul 19, 7:19AM CDT
Live cattle futures settled with most contracts $1.50 to $2.525 higher on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were also sharply higher, up $2.70 to $3.175 in the nearby contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was up 22 cents from the previous day at $148.59 on 7/17. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Wednesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 41 cents to $204.80, while Select boxes were 23 cents higher at $197.09. Estimated FI cattle slaughter was 355,000 head through Wednesday. That was up 12,000 from the same week last year but down 4,000 head vs. last week. A Reuters poll of analysts shows estimates for July 1 cattle on feed at 11.257 million head, up 4% from last year. Wednesday’s Fed Cattle Exchange saw sales on 142 of the 428 head offered at $112. There was also a lot that passed on an offer of $111.
Thu Jul 19, 7:19AM CDT
Lean hog futures saw losses of 25 to 70 cents in most contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 65 cents on July 16, to $79.69. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1.85 on Wednesday afternoon at $82.35. The belly was the only primal reported higher. The national base carcass price was $70.62 in the Wednesday PM report, down $1.36 from the day prior. USDA estimated weekly FI hog slaughter at 1.353 million head through Wednesday. That is 59,000 head above last year, but down 4,000 head from the week previous.
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