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Morning Livestock Report, 01/29/2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Cattle futures turned in a relatively quiet, two-sided session yesterday, officially settling mostly lower, but rallying back toward unchanged by the end of the afternoon hours. We still haven’t seen any real cash cattle trade yet this week and continue to monitor what could be a significant winter... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/28/2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Live cattle futures staged another impressive rally yesterday, with the nearby Feb16 contract reaching just short of the daily $3.00 limit, before finishing $2.70 higher, amid forecasts for another winter storm for the major cattle areas of eastern CO, southern NE, western and northern KS, and much... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/27/2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Live cattle futures opened higher yesterday and staged an impressive rally midday, before settling as much as$1.60 higher in nearby Feb contract and $0.37 to $1.17 higher elsewhere. Once again, “fundamental” news seemed tough to come by and live cattle futures seemed to be heavily influenced by the... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/26/2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Live cattle futures opened roughly $1.00 higher yesterday morning, before slipping lower through the rest of the session and closing as much as $1.00 lower. Friday’s cash cattle trade, which was as high as $135 would have been on the high end of expectations, but I sense the industry is torn... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/25/2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Friday afternoon’s monthly USDA Cattle on Feed report revealed a larger than expected placement total at 99.2% of year ago, above even the high end of the estimate range. However, at 1.525 million head, this is still a historically low placement total and marks the sixth consecutive month of... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/21/2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Just as we experienced late last week, the cattle markets again fell victim to much weaker outside markets, with fresh lows in the equity and energy markets sapping interest from any would be buyers. At limit lower midday, April live cattle futures did fulfill an important technical objective,... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/19/2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Despite a steady to higher cash cattle trade Thursday morning, the cattle markets fared about as poorly as possible on Thursday afternoon and Friday, settling with general $4-5 weekly losses in the fats and as much as $7 lower in the feeders. The action issued us a quick reminder that cattle are... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/15/2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

The cattle markets opened weak from the start yesterday, sliding through key 40 day moving averages in both Feb and April live cattle futures within the first half hour of the session and touching off sell stops. We did see a widespread cash cattle trade develop midday at mostly $208-210 dressed in... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/14/2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Yesterday marked the third consecutive session of a two-sided cattle trade, with futures torn between mostly positive spot fundamentals and much weaker macro markets. The S&P 500 moved to fresh four month lows yesterday, crude oil to multi-year lows. Meanwhile, we did see some additional cash... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/13/2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The cattle markets managed another two-sided session yesterday, trading firmer early in the session before being pressed lower midday following the release of a weaker midday boxed beef cutout report. Rallying corn futures also pressed feeder cattle values midsession. By day’s end, the choice... Learn More →


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