Cattle Current Podcast—May 13, 2022

Cattle Current Podcast—May 13, 2022

Grain futures marched higher Thursday, buoyed by the latest monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, led by Kansas City Wheat, which closed 63¢ to 69¢ higher in the front five contracts.

Corn futures closed mostly 8¢ to 16¢ higher, while Soybean futures closed 3¢ to 10¢ higher through Aug ‘23 and then mostly unchanged to 4¢ lower.  

Cattle futures stepped lower beneath the weight of the outlook for continued higher feed prices.

Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of $2.88 lower ($1.27 to $3.50 lower). Live Cattle futures closed an average of $1.30 lower (50¢ lower at the back to $2.07 lower toward the front).

Negotiated cash fed cattle trade ranged from limited on light demand to a standstill through Thursday afternoon with too few transactions to trend, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.

So far this week, live prices are steady in the Southern Plains at $140/cwt., $2 lower in Nebraska at $144 and steady to $2 lower in the western Corn Belt at $144-$145. Dressed prices are $2 lower in Nebraska at $232 and $2-$3 lower in the western Corn Belt at $227-$230. Live prices in Colorado last week were at $142-$148.

Choice Boxed beef cutout value was $2.12 higher Thursday afternoon at $257.20/cwt. Select was $2.18 higher at $244.36.

2022-05-12T19:46:04-05:00

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