Cattle Current Daily—Sept. 14, 2021

Cattle Current Daily—Sept. 14, 2021

Negotiated cash fed cattle trade was at a standstill in all major cattle feeding regions through Monday afternoon, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Last week, live prices were at $123-$124/cwt. in the Southern Plains, $124-$126 in Nebraska and $124-$127 in the western Corn Belt. Dressed trade was at $198-$203. 

Last week’s five-area direct average steer price was $124.79/cwt. on a live basis, which was 64¢ less than the previous week. The average steer price in the beef was 97¢ lower at $200.82.

Widespread reports of an overnight for at the JBS packing facility in Grand Island, Neb. — apparently halting production, at least for Monday — shoved already faltering Cattle futures lower. Overall weakness in commodity markets also contributed pressure.

Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of $2.09 lower.

Live Cattle futures closed an average of $1.06 lower

Choice boxed beef cutout value was 57¢ lower Monday afternoon at $247.59/cwt. Select was 82¢ lower at $218.01/cwt.

Corn futures closed mostly 4¢ lower through Jly ’22 and then 1¢ to 2¢ lower.

Soybean futures closed mostly 1¢ lower through Aug ’22 and then fractionally higher to 2¢ higher.

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Major U.S. financial indices closed mixed on Monday, snapping a five-day slide as investors await Tuesday’s report on consumer prices to gauge both inflation and the Federal Reserve’s timing to taper stimulus efforts. Crude oil continued to rally in part due to port disruptions spawned by Hurricane Ida.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 262 points higher. The S&P 500 closed 10 points higher. The NASDAQ closed 10 points lower. 

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Beef byproduct values continue significantly higher in recent months than they were for several years. During the ebb in 2020, those values were the lowest since 2009, according to Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University. For perspective, he says hide and offal values were $6.93/cwt. (live fed steer basis) in July last year. They were $14.99 last month. They were $15.25 yesterday.

“The sharp jump in byproduct values is due to increases in hide values along with several other products included in the by-product totals,” Peel explains, in his weekly market comments. “The largest component of byproduct values is the hides. The August steer hide value was up 115% year over year. In recent years, hides have dropped from roughly half of total byproduct values to about 30% of the total. Despite the doubling of hide values in the past year, hides still only represent 31.7% of current byproduct value. This is because numerous other byproduct values have likewise increased sharply in the past year.”

For instance, Peel explains inedible tallow values are up 177% year over year while edible tallow values increased 85% percent. Combined, he says edible and inedible tallow represent 25.4% of August total byproduct values. Tongue prices were up 111% year over year in August and accounted for 19.5% of total byproduct values. 

“The majority of hides and offals are exported. Over the past decade, exports of hides, variety meat, and tallow have added an average of $2.42 billion to total beef industry exports. In 2020, the value of hide, variety meat and tallow exports was $1.7 billion,” Peel says.

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