Cattle Current Podcast—June 11, 2020

Cattle Current Podcast—June 11, 2020

Negotiated cash fed cattle trade staggered ahead Wednesday with live sales in the Southern Plains mostly unevenly steady at $108/cwt. A day earlier, dressed trade in Nebraska was $10-$20 lower than last week at $165, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Cattle feeders offered 1,447 head in the weekly Fed Cattle Exchange auction on Wednesday. Just one lot—228 head of Texas heifers—sold for a weighted average price of $105/cwt. for delivery at 1-17 days.

Choice steers and heifers sold $2.50-$3.00 lower at the fat auction in Tama, IA, where 120 head of Choice 2-4 steers weighing an average of 1,375 lbs. brought an average price of $106.59.

At Sioux Falls Regional in South Dakota, slaughter steers and heifers sold steady to $4 lower. There were 206 head of Choice 3-4 steers weighing an average of 1,590 lbs. and bringing an average of $105.27.

Cattle futures closed mostly lower with the softer cash tone and continued decline in wholesale beef values.

Other than 27¢ higher in spot Jun, Live Cattle futures closed an average of $1.09 lower.

Feeder Cattle futures closed an average $1.07 lower (67¢ lower at the back to $1.57 lower in spot Aug).

Choice boxed beef cutout value was $10.94 lower Wednesday afternoon at $236.06/cwt. Select was $5.11 lower at $222.84.

Corn futures closed mostly 1¢ to 2¢ lower.

Other than fractionally higher to 2¢ higher in the front four contracts, Soybean futures closed mostly 2¢ lower.

2020-06-10T20:20:30-05:00

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