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Live Cattle Apr '19 (LEJ19)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures are steady to 85 cents higher in most nearby contracts on Friday. Feeder cattle futures are mixed, with front months 22.5 to 25 cents lower. The CME feeder cattle index was up a penny on February 20 at $141.11. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Friday morning, widening the Ch/Select spread to $7.20. Choice boxes were up $1.32 at $219.39 with Select 78 cents higher at $212.19. USDA estimated the WTD FI cattle slaughter at 436,000 head through Thursday. That was down 23,000 head from last week and 8,000 lower than the same week last year. The delayed January Cattle on Feed report will be released this afternoon, with Jan on feed estimated 2.2% larger yr/yr. Cash cattle bids are being shown around $123 and $202 so far on Friday. Asks are still around $128 and $205-207. Export sales of beef in the six weeks ending on Feb 14 totaled 90,100 MT, which is an average of 15,017 MT per week.Feb 19 Cattle are at $128.475, up $0.850,Apr 19 Cattle are at $128.750, up $0.150,Jun 19 Cattle are at $119.300, up $0.050,Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $143.000, down $0.225Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.275, down $0.250May 19 Feeder Cattle are at $146.900, up $0.025--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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