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Updated December 2019
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Negotiated cash fed cattle trade perked up Wednesday, but too few transactions to trend, according to USDA reports. There were 1,189 head offered in the weekly Fed Cattle Exchange auction, with 860 head selling for a weighted average price of $118.36/cwt. for delivery at 1-9 days. That was three lots from Kansas and Nebraska. Cattle futures sag ...…
 
Cattle futures mainly hovered on Tuesday, awaiting cash direction and in the face of a plunge on Wall Street. Live Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed, from 20¢ lower to 25¢ higher. Other than 2¢ and 10¢ lower in two contracts, Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 33¢ higher. Wholesale beef values were weak to lower on light demand and h ...…
 
The 5-area direct average steer price last week was $118.21/cwt. on a live basis, which was $2.25 higher than the previous week. The average dressed price of $186.83 was $3.24 higher. Total volume of just 51,310 head, pressured by both the holiday and winter storms suggests packers need to be in a buying mood this week. Cattle futures began the ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade for the week was mainly $2-$3 higher on a live basis at $118/cwt. in Kansas, $118-$120 in Nebraska and $117-$118 in the western Corn Belt. Dressed trade was $3 higher at $187. Cattle futures softened Friday, amid light holiday trade and month-end positioning. Other than unchanged to 10¢ higher in the last three ...…
 
Although undeveloped through Wednesday afternoon, there was some negotiated cash fed cattle trade in Kansas, with live prices $2 higher than last week at $118/cwt. Similarly, Choice steers and heifers sold $3.00-$3.25 higher at the fat auction in Tama, IA on Wednesday. There were 124 Ch 2-4 steers weighing an average of 1,477 lbs. that brought ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Tuesday afternoon, based on USDA reports. Recent fundamentals and this week’s winter storms suggest prices should be no worse than steady. Cattle futures mostly edged higher, amid light trade and waiting for cash direction. Live Cattle futures closed an average of 52¢ higher, with op ...…
 
Logic suggested markets should view Friday’s Cattle on Feed as at least neutral, with placements 2% less than expected. However, the fact that placements were 10% higher year over year also suggested there might be an opportunity for bears to press their case with follow-through selling. Instead, Cattle futures climbed higher to start the week, ...…
 
The widely expected significant increase in October feedlot placements was confirmed in Friday’s monthly Cattle on Feed report. Although less than most expected, positioning ahead of the report provided the opportunity some had been seeking for a market correction. Live Cattle futures closed an average of $1.52 lower Feeder Cattle futures close ...…
 
For the week so far, negotiated cash fed cattle trade is mainly $1 higher on a live basis at $116/cwt. in the Southern Plains and at $115-$117 up north. Dressed trade is $2 higher at $184. Cattle futures closed lower Thursday, though, especially Feeder Cattle, as wholesale beef values show signs of seasonal weakening, and ahead of Friday’s Catt ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade developed in the Southern Plains Wednesday at $116/cwt., which was $1 higher than last week. That matched optimism in the weekly Fed Cattle Exchange Auction, where 1,229 head—three lots each from Kansas and Nebraska—sold out of 1,398 head: 283 head for a weighted average price of $116/cwt. (delivery at 1-9 days) ...…
 
Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed Tuesday with most of the pressure coming toward the front of the board, but remaining channel bound. After 7¢ higher in spot Dec and then 5¢ to 22¢ lower in the next three contracts, Live Cattle futures closed an average of 44¢ higher. Other than an average of 26¢ lower in three of the front contracts, Feede ...…
 
Last week’s weighted average 5-area direct price for fed steers was 59¢ higher at $115.19/cwt. on a live basis and 68¢ higher in the beef at $181.72. Cattle futures firmed to start the week, helped along by the Tyson announcement regarding the reopening of its Kansas plant (see below). Other than 40¢ and 2¢ lower at either end of the board, Liv ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade ended the week mainly steady to $1 higher at $115/cwt. on a live basis and at $182 in the beef, based on USDA reports. There were 1,264 head offered in a Friday edition of the Fed Cattle Exchange auction, and no takers. Cattle futures traded sideways and closed marginally mixed Friday. Other than 2¢ and 5¢ highe ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade on Thursday continued steady with last week in Nebraska and the western Corn Belt at mostly $115/cwt. on a live basis. Dressed sales were steady to $1 higher at $182. Cattle futures strengthened on Thursday, regaining some of the losses from the previous session, with continued overall strength in beef demand. L ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade developed in the Southern Plains Wednesday with prices steady to $1 higher at $115/cwt. on a live basis. There were 1,393 head offered in the weekly Fed Cattle Exchange Auction, and no takers. Two lots from the Southern Plains were passed at bids of $115.00 and $115.50/cwt. Choice steers and heifers sold $1.50-$ ...…
 
Cattle futures traded either side of steady on Tuesday, awaiting further direction from the cash market. Live Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed but mostly marginally higher, from an average of 8¢ lower to an average of 11¢ higher. Feeder Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed, from 17¢ lower to 22¢ higher. Currently strong market fundamentals ...…
 
Cattle futures firmed and gained on Monday, supported by currently positive fundamentals, including seasonal strength for wholesale beef values and cash fed cattle prices. Live Cattle futures closed an average of 56¢ higher. Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 92¢ higher (57¢ to $1.25 higher). Wholesale beef values were weak on Choice an ...…
 
Cash fed cattle trade ended the week at $114-$115/cwt. in the Southern Plains, which was mainly $2 higher in Kansas and $2-$3 higher in the Texas Panhandle. In Nebraska, live trade was unevenly steady at $114-$116. Prices in the western Corn Belt were $1-$2 higher at $114-$115. Dressed trade was $1-$2 higher at $181-$182. Cattle futures closed ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained largely undeveloped through Thursday afternoon, based on USDA reports. There was some early dressed trade in Nebraska at $181-$182/cwt., which was $1-$2 higher than last week. Although too few to trend, there were also some dressed sales in the western Corn Belt at $181-$182 and some live at $114. Conti ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Wednesday afternoon, but early indications were positive. Choice steers and heifers sold $1.75-$2.00 higher at the fat auction in Tama, IA. There were 192 head of Ch 2-4 steers weighing an average of 1,455 lbs. that brought an average price of $116.28/cwt. That was $2-$3 higher than ...…
 
Cattle futures faded early pressure to close mainly narrowly mixed on Tuesday, supported by the continued surge in beef cutout values and the outlook for steady to higher cash fed cattle prices this week. Except for 62¢ lower in spot Dec and 52¢ higher at the back of the board, Live Cattle futures closed marginally mixed (10¢ lower to 25¢ highe ...…
 
When all was said and done last week, negotiated cash fed cattle sales ended up $2 higher on a live basis in the Southern Plains at $112/cwt., mostly $5 higher in Nebraska at mostly $115 and $3-$4 higher in the western Corn Belt at $113-$114. Dressed sales were mostly $5 higher at mostly $180. Cattle futures edged mostly higher to start the wee ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped in the North through Friday afternoon, based on USDA reports. Although there were too few transactions to trend, a few live sales in the western Corn Belt were at $112-$114/cwt. and a few dressed sales in Nebraska were at $180. Compared to the previous week, that was $2-$4 higher on a live b ...…
 
Except for some scattered sales in Kansas on Thursday—steady with the previous day’s higher market in the Southern Plains at $112/cwt.—negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped, based on USDA reports. Cattle futures pulled back from the strong rally the previous day, pressured by outside markets on new doubts about a U.S.-China trad ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade developed in the Southern Plains Wednesday at $112/cwt. on a live basis. That was $2 more than the bulk of last week’s trade in the region. Likewise, there were four lots of heifers (433 head) offered in the weekly Fed Cattle Exchange Auction, for delivery at 1-9 days. Two Kansas lots sold for a weighted average ...…
 
Cattle futures closed mixed Tuesday, with modest pressure likely stemming from technicals, as well as near month-end and contract-end jockeying. Live Cattle futures closed mixed, from an average of 25¢ higher across the front half of the board to an average of 27¢ lower. Other than 2¢ higher in spot October and unchanged in Jan, Feeder Cattle f ...…
 
The 5-area direct average fed steer price last week was $110.13/cwt. on a live basis, which was 40¢ higher than the previous week. The average dressed steer price of $174.56 was 25¢ higher. Cattle futures mostly edged higher Monday, with firm cash trade and increasing wholesale beef values. Live Cattle futures closed an average of 45¢ higher. F ...…
 
Except for the Southern Plains, negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Friday afternoon, based on USDA reports. Live sales in the Southern Plains on Thursday were at $110/cwt., which was $1 higher in Kansas and $2 higher in the Texas Panhandle. Cattle futures strengthened Friday, supported by steady to higher cash trade, ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade developed in the Southern Plains on Thursday, with live sales at $110/cwt. That was $1 higher in Kansas and $2 higher in the Texas Panhandle. Although too few to trend, there were also some early dressed sales in the North at $174-$175, which was $1 higher than the low end of last week’s range. Cattle futures so ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Wednesday afternoon, but early trades hinted at steady to higher money. Although too few to trend, early live sales were reported at $109/cwt. in the Southern Plains and Nebraska. That was $1 higher in the south and steady with the lower end of last week’s range in Nebraska. Likewise ...…
 
Cattle futures were mixed on Tuesday, with Lean Hogs helping pressure Live Cattle. Live Cattle futures closed mixed, from an average of 26¢ lower across most of the board (12¢ lower to $1.07 lower in spot Oct) to an average of 9¢ higher in three contracts. Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 45¢ higher. Wholesale beef values were higher ...…
 
When all was said and done last week, negotiated cash fed cattle trade was mainly higher in the North and steady to lower in the South. Live sales were steady in Nebraska at $109-$111/cwt., steady to $3 higher in the western Corn Belt at $110-$111 and steady to $1 lower in the Southern Plains at $108. Dressed trade was mainly $1-$3 higher at $1 ...…
 
Based on USDA reports, negotiated cash fed cattle trade through Friday afternoon was looking most steady to mixed. Live prices in the Southern Plains were steady to $1 lower at $108/cwt. Dressed trade in the North was $1-$3 higher at mostly $173 in the western Corn Belt and at $173-$175 in Nebraska. Higher Corn futures, follow-through softness ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Thursday afternoon, based on USDA reports. Cattle futures softened. Other than 5¢ and 50¢ higher in the front two contracts, Live Cattle futures closed an average of 34¢ lower. That was despite reports that Cargill suspended some operations at its Dodge City facility, in the wake of ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Wednesday afternoon, based on USDA reports. There were a few early live sales in the western Corn Belt at $111/cwt.—$1 more than the top of the range for the region last week—but too few to trend. There were 768 head offered in the weekly Fed Cattle Exchange Auction and no takers. Ca ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade was undeveloped through Tuesday afternoon, based on USDA reports. Early expectations are for steady to higher prices. Cattle futures ended up mostly narrowly higher amid two-sided action, awaiting direction from this week’s cash market. Live Cattle futures closed an average of 31¢ higher, except for unchanged in ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade ended up higher last week. Live prices in the Southern Plains were $1-$3 higher at $109/cwt. in the Texas Panhandle and at $108-$109 in Kansas. Live trade in the Northern Plains ranged from steady to $4 higher in Nebraska at $109-$111, to $1 lower to $2 higher on a light test in Colorado at $108-$111. Dressed tr ...…
 
Except for some early sales in the North, negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Friday afternoon, based on USDA reports. Early dressed sales in Nebraska were $2 higher than the previous week at $172/cwt. Early dressed sales also were trading for $172 in the western Corn Belt, but too few to trend. Live sales in the weste ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Thursday afternoon. Feeder Cattle futures crept mostly higher, while Live Cattle hovered amid sluggish two-sided trading. Except for 25¢ higher in the front two contracts Live Cattle futures closed an average of 28¢ lower. Except for 20¢ and 12¢ lower in the front two contracts, Feed ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Wednesday afternoon. Many expect prices this week to be no worse than steady. Slaughter steers and heifers sold $1-$2 higher at Sioux Falls Regional in South Dakota on Wednesday. “Packer buyers weren’t keen on pushing the market, especially on steers over 1500 lbs., but did have to p ...…
 
Cattle futures edged higher Tuesday, supported by the turnaround in Lean Hogs and despite a surge in Corn futures. Except for 7¢ and 35¢ lower in the front two contracts, Live Cattle futures closed an average of 31¢ higher. Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 27¢ higher, except for 2¢ to 12¢ lower in the back three contracts. Wholesale b ...…
 
When all was said and done last week, negotiated cash fed cattle trade ended up mainly $3-$4 higher on a live basis—$106-$107 in the South and $107-$109 in the North—and $5 higher in the beef at $170. The 5-area direct average steer price was $2.37 higher on a live basis last week at $107.30/cwt., according to the latest USDA report. The averag ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle prices extended gains last week, with live sales in the Southern Plains $4/cwt. higher in Kansas at $107 and $3-$4 higher in the Texas Panhandle at $106-$107. Dressed trade in Nebraska, and early sales in the western Corn Belt were $5 higher at $170. Cattle futures softened Friday, amid sluggish trade and week-end pos ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade opened higher on Thursday, with live prices in the Texas Panhandle $3 higher than the previous week at $106/cwt. Cash optimism helped Cattle futures fade some early pressure and edge higher, although trade was sluggish and open interest continued to decline. Live Cattle futures closed an average of 33¢ higher. F ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Thursday afternoon, but early indications appeared positive. For instance, 264 head of Choice 2-4 steers weighing an average of 1,402 lbs. brought an average of $108.16/cwt. at the fat auction in Tama, IA. Country trade in the region last week was at $104-$106. At Sioux Falls Regiona ...…
 
Cattle futures closed lower Tuesday, with pressure including technical correction, sharp declines in front-month Lean Hogs and the fact that Corn futures were an average of 17¢ higher week to week through the front four contracts. Except for 5¢ and 7¢ higher on either end of the board, Live Cattle futures closed an average of 35¢ lower. Feeder ...…
 
Cattle futures were mixed on Monday, with Live Cattle mostly higher, but Feeder Cattle mostly lower, pressured by surging Corn futures. Except for 45¢ and 27¢ lower in the front two contracts, Live Cattle futures closed an average of 40¢ higher. Except for 45¢ and 30¢ higher in the back two contracts, Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle prices made solid gains for the week, with live prices $2 higher in the Southern Plains at $103/cwt., $4-$5 higher in the Northern Plains at $106-$107 and $1-$5 higher in the western Corn Belt at $104-$105. Dressed trade was steady to $5 higher at mostly $165. Cattle futures continued higher on Friday, supported by st ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Thursday afternoon, as Cattle futures continued to mostly grind higher. Live Cattle futures closed an average of 17¢ higher, except for an average of 10¢ lower at either end of the board. Except 7¢ lower for expiring Spot Sep, Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 33¢ higher. Wh ...…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Wednesday afternoon. There were 1,533 offered, but no sales, in the weekly Fed Cattle Exchange auction. Although expectations remain for steady to higher prices this week, slaughter cattle sold $2-$5 lower at Sioux Falls Regional in South Dakota. Choice 2-3 steers (395 head) brought ...…
 
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