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Live Cattle Aug '18 (LEQ18)

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Agricharts Market Commentary

Wed Jun 20, 4:55PM CDT
Live cattle futures finished with 20 to 80 cent gains in the front months on Wednesday, with a few back months lower. Feeder cattle futures were slightly higher, with nearby Aug down 20 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was down 7 cents from the previous day on June 18 at $141.41. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower again on Wednesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down $1.41 to $218.29, with Select boxes $1.25 lower at $201.05. Estimated FI cattle slaughter was shown at 357,000 head through Wednesday by the USDA. That is 5,000 head above last week and the same time last year. Wednesday’s FCE online auction sold 1,469 of the total 2,125 head offered at an average price of $110. A Reuters survey shows expectations ahead of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report (released at 2:00 p.m. CDT) are for May marketing to be up 5.1% from last year at 2.051 million head.Jun 18 Cattle closed at $109.025, up $0.500,Aug 18 Cattle closed at $106.650, up $0.225,Oct 18 Cattle closed at $109.275, up $0.775,Aug 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.425, down $0.200Sep 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.950, up $0.050Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.625, up $0.225
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