Cattle Current Podcast—Aug. 21, 2020

Cattle Current Podcast—Aug. 21, 2020

Negotiated cash fed cattle trade developed in the North on Thursday. Dressed sales were unevenly steady with last week at mostly $169/cwt. Live sales in the western Corn Belt were $2 higher at $107-$109.

Cattle futures closed mostly narrowly lower on Thursday.

Live Cattle futures closed an average of 43¢ lower, except for 10¢ higher in away Oct.

Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 25¢ lower through the front five contracts, and then 27¢ to $1.10 higher the rest of the way.

Choice boxed beef cutout value was $2.34 higher Thursday afternoon at $225.38/cwt. Select was 66¢ higher at $206.31.

Net U.S. beef export sales of 20,000 metric tons for the week ending Aug. 13 were 69% more than the previous week and 13% more than the previous four-week average, according to the U.S. Export Sales report from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

Corn futures closed mostly fractionally lower.

Soybean futures closed 8¢ to 9¢ lower through Mar ‘21, and then mostly 3¢ to 6¢ lower.

2020-08-20T19:39:58-05:00

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