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Fri, Dec 15th, 2017
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Fri Dec 15, 7:27AM CST
Lean hog futures were mixed on the day, with the front months 77.5 to 82.5 cents higher as back months were steady to lower. December expired up 7.5 cents at $64.025. The CME Lean Hog Index for 12/12 was down 11 cents to $64.86. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 80 cents at $77.31 in the Thursday afternoon report. The ham and belly were lower, with the rib up $6.89 and the butt $4.53 higher. The national base hog price was 38 cents lower at $56.61 this afternoon. The USDA week to date FI hog slaughter was 1,866,000 head WTD through Thursday. That was up 12,000 head from the previous week and 102,000 head more than the same week last year. The USDA reported 24,131 MT of pork exports last week, 1.1% larger than the same week last year. US pork export commitments YTD are 6.8% larger than this time last year.
Fri Dec 15, 7:27AM CST
Live cattle futures finished the day with most contracts steady to 77.5 cents higher. Feeder cattle futures were 30 to 82.5 cents in the green on Thursday. The CME feeder cattle index on December 13 was up 67 cents to $154.31. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Thursday afternoon. Choice was down $1.44 at $201.04, with select $1.33 lower at $183.69. Estimated week to date FI cattle slaughter was 475,000 head through Thursday, 2,000 head fewer than the previous week but 15,000 head larger than the same week last year. US beef export commitments are now 10.1% ahead of last year. There were cash bids of $116 in NE on Thursday but no confirmed trades.
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