Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)
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+3.375 (+3.22%)since 05/22/18
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-0.125 (-0.12%)since 03/22/18
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+3.200 (+3.05%)since 06/22/17
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Agricharts Market Commentary
Live cattle futures are currently mixed, with back months higher and nearby June down 37.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures are up 25 to 27.5 cents in the front months on Friday. The CME feeder cattle index was up 80 cents from the previous day at $142.21 on June 20. Wholesale boxed beef values were mixed on Friday morning. Choice boxes were down 30 cents to $217.11, with Select boxes $2.32 higher at $203.93. That tightened the Ch/SE spread to $13.18. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 478,000 head through Thursday. That is 10,000 head above last week and the same time last year. The monthly Cattle on Feed report will be released at 2:00 p.m. CDT. Beef export commitments are now 21.2% larger than the same week last year. There were a few sales of $110 in TX this morning, with most other regions still showing bids at $108-110.Jun 18 Cattle are at $108.275, down $0.375,Aug 18 Cattle are at $106.075, down $0.050,Oct 18 Cattle are at $109.200, up $0.200,Aug 18 Feeder Cattle are at $148.750, up $0.275Sep 18 Feeder Cattle are at $149.500, up $0.250Oct 18 Feeder Cattle are at $149.300, up $0.275
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