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Thu Feb 22, 4:46PM CST
Live cattle futures settled the Thursday session with weakness in the front months. Nearby Feb was $1.30 lower, with deferred contracts slightly higher. Feeder cattle futures were 27.5 to $1.025 lower. The CME feeder cattle index was up 6 cents on February 21 at $148.05. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Thursday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.03 at $218.40, with Select boxes 14 cents higher at $212.06. Estimated weekly FI cattle slaughter was 441,000 head through Thursday. That is down 19,000 from the previous week and 4,000 head fewer than the same week last year. Most cash trade has been reported at $128-$128.50 so far this week. Analysts are estimating that Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report to show on feed numbers as of Feb 1 up 7.4% from a year ago at 11.575 million head. Thursday afternoon’s Cold Storage report showed beef stocks at the end of January at 499.554 million pounds. That is 2.36% more than December and nearly 7.18% lower than January 2017.Feb 18 Cattle closed at $128.350, down $1.300,Apr 18 Cattle closed at $125.375, down $0.850,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $116.800, down $0.250,Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.000, down $0.650Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $148.075, down $1.025May 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.125, down $0.925
Thu Feb 22, 4:46PM CST
Lean hog futures posted strong 70 cent to $1.65 gains on Thursday. The CME Lean Hog Index on February 20 was $70.78, down 63 cents from the previous day. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was 3 cents lower at $78.70 in the Thursday PM report. The national base hog weighted average price was down 38 cents at $63.55 this afternoon. The USDA estimated week to date FI hog slaughter at 1,802,000 through Thursday. That is down 48,000 head from the previous week but 40,000 head more than the same time last year. The USDA expects the US to produce 26.8 billion pounds of pork during 2018, up from 25.6 billion pounds in 2017. They also see the average price down $2.52 to $48/cwt in 2018. Pork stocks in cold storage at the end of January were reported at 567.984 million pounds this afternoon. That was an increase of 15.9% over last month, and 8.35% larger than last year. That yr/yr increase came from a large jump in belly stocks over last year’s all-time low for the month of January.Apr 18 Hogs closed at $71.275, up $1.375,May 18 Hogs closed at $77.425, up $1.275Jun 18 Hogs closed at $82.950, up $1.650
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