Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)
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+3.875 (+3.76%)since 05/29/18
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+4.425 (+4.31%)since 03/29/18
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-0.400 (-0.37%)since 06/29/17
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Agricharts Market Commentary
Live cattle futures ended the Thursday session mixed, with nearby Aug a nickel lower and back months higher. Feeder cattle futures were steady to 20 cents higher in the nearby contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was down 28 cents from the previous day at $148.31 on 7/18. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Thursday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 31 cents to $204.49, while Select boxes were 17 cents lower at $196.92. Estimated week to date FI cattle slaughter was 476,000 head through Thursday. That was up 11,000 from the same week last year but down 3,000 head vs. last week. Analysts are expecting to see a 1% increase from last year in all cattle and calves as of July 1. They also estimated that Friday’s Cattle inventory report will show beef cows up 0.9% from 2017’s mid-year report, with replacement heifers down 4.3%. Export sales of 13,518 MT of beef in the week of July 12 were shown by the USDA this morning. Weekly shipments were hit a marketing year high of 19,561 MT. Cash cattle bids were seen at $108 today, despite a couple small confirmed sales @ $112 on Wednesday’s FCE.Aug 18 Cattle closed at $108.900, down $0.050,Oct 18 Cattle closed at $110.650, unch,Dec 18 Cattle closed at $114.425, up $0.225,Aug 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $154.450, unch,Sep 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $154.775, up $0.125Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $154.925, up $0.200
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