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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 50 cents higher in most contracts at midday. Feeder cattle futures are steady to 25 cents lower. CME feeder cattle index was down 22 cents on February 18 at $141.28. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Wednesday morning, with the Ch/Se spread at $5.23. Choice boxes were down 3 cents at $217.24 with Select $1.53 lower at $212.01. USDA estimated the WTD FI cattle slaughter at 214,000 head through Tuesday. That was down 20,000 head from last week but 1,000 larger than the same two days last year. A total of 785 head were offered on this morning’s FCE online auction, with no sales and 3 lots passing of bids of $125.Feb 19 Cattle are at $127.925, up $0.050,Apr 19 Cattle are at $128.900, up $0.450,Jun 19 Cattle are at $119.025, up $0.425,Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $143.725, down $0.025Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.950, down $0.050May 19 Feeder Cattle are at $146.925, down $0.075 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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