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Wed Feb 21, 4:36PM CST
Live cattle futures ended the day with most contracts $1.35 to $1.775 lower, as nearby Feb was down 65 cents. Feeder cattle futures were down $2.00 to $3.35 in most contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was up 12 cents on February 20 at $147.99. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Wednesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.45 at $217.37, with Select boxes $1.52 higher at $211.92. Estimated weekly FI cattle slaughter was 324,000 head through Wednesday. That is down 18,000 from the previous week and 5,000 head fewer than the same week last year. There was light cash trade reported on Wednesday of $128. Analysts are estimating that Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report will show January placements of 1.989 million head, up 0.4% from last year. January marketings are seen at 6% larger than 2017 at 1.855 million head.Feb 18 Cattle closed at $129.650, down $0.650,Apr 18 Cattle closed at $126.225, down $1.500,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $117.050, down $1.775,Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.650, down $3.150Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.100, down $3.350May 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $150.050, down $3.000
Wed Feb 21, 4:36PM CST
Lean hog futures finished Wednesday with most contracts 15 to 70 cents higher. The CME Lean Hog Index on February 19 was $71.41, down 68 cents from the previous day. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was 99 cents lower at $78.73 in the Wednesday PM report. The belly primal was the only cut reported higher. The national base hog weighted average price was down 37 cents at $63.92 Wednesday afternoon. The USDA estimated week to date FI hog slaughter at 1,339,000 through Wednesday. That is down 49,000 head from the previous week but 20,000 head more than the same time last year.Apr 18 Hogs closed at $69.900, up $0.700,May 18 Hogs closed at $76.150, up $0.150Jun 18 Hogs closed at $81.300, up $0.350
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