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Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures settled with 32.5 cent to $1.15 gains on Thursday. Feeder cattle futures were up 52.5 cents to $1.475. The CME feeder cattle index was up $1.71 on March 20 at $139.12. Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed in the Thursday afternoon report, with the Choice/Sel spread at $10.94/cwt. Choice boxes were up 64 cents at $229.31, as Select was 26 cents lower @ $218.37. USDA estimated this week’s FI cattle slaughter at 476,000 head through Thursday. That was up 29,000 head from the previous week and even with this time last year. Beef export sales in the week of March 14 were at 18,625 MT, as Hong Kong was the top buyer of 6,300 MT. Analysts expect March 1 cattle on feed to be reported at 11.663 million head on Friday afternoon, down just 0.4% from last year. Placements during Feb are seen down 3.8%, with Marketings up 1.5%. Cash bids have been light so far this week, with a few $126 in TX and $204 dressed in NE.Apr 19 Cattle closed at $129.900, up $0.325,Jun 19 Cattle closed at $123.900, up $0.525,Aug 19 Cattle closed at $119.975, up $0.650,Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $142.775, up $0.525Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $148.925, up $0.600May 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $154.000, up $1.875 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures posted limit gains in most nearby contracts for the second day in a row on Thursday. They will have expanded limits of $4.50 again on Friday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up $1.68 from the previous day @ $59.22 on March 19. Futures have been anticipating the rally in cash for several weeks now and are finally seeing the follow through. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up $2.20 on Thursday afternoon at an average weighted price of $76.25. The national base hog carcass value was up $3.34 in the PM report at an average weighted price of $63.79. USDA estimated WTD FI hog slaughter at 1.887 million head, up 36,000 from the previous week and 41,000 above last year. Export sales of pork for the week that ended on March 15 totaled 29,302 MT, with 3,043 MT sold to China and Mexico buying 15,500 MT.Apr 19 Hogs closed at $78.325, up $4.500,May 19 Hogs closed at $86.600, up $4.450Jun 19 Hogs closed at $94.750, up $4.500 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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