Cattle Current Podcast—Dec. 19, 2019

Cattle Current Podcast—Dec. 19, 2019

Prospects for negotiated cash fed cattle prices got a shot in the arm from the weekly Fed Cattle Exchange auction Wednesday. One lot of Texas steers—268 head—sold out of a total offering of 878 head, for a weighted average price of $120/cwt., which was $1 higher than last week’s country trade in the region.

Similarly, Choice steers and heifers sold $1.00-$1.50 higher at the fat auction in Tama, IA. There were 305 Ch 2-4 steers weighing an average of 1,453 lbs. and bringing an average price of $120.54, which was at the upper end of the previous week’s country price.

Cattle futures wavered, amid the lack of cash direction and sluggish overall trade.

Other than 2¢ higher in spot Dec, Live Cattle futures closed an average of 25¢ lower. 

Other than 7¢ higher toward the back, Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 52¢ lower.

Wholesale beef values were lower to sharply lower on light demand and moderate offerings, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Choice boxed beef cutout value was $3.24 lower Wednesday afternoon at $209.57/cwt. Select was $1.90 lower at $201.57.

Corn futures closed 1¢ to 3¢ lower.

Other than fractionally lower in the front four contracts, Soybean futures closed 1¢ to 4¢ higher.

2019-12-18T18:12:58-06:00

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