Cattle Current Podcast—Oct. 5, 2021

Cattle Current Podcast—Oct. 5, 2021

Negotiated cash fed cattle trade ranged from mostly inactive on light demand to a standstill through Monday afternoon, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Live prices last week were at $124/cwt. in the Texas Panhandle at $122-$124 in Kansas, at $122 in Nebraska and at mostly $122 in the western Corn Belt. Dressed prices were $196 in Nebraska and $192-$197 in the western Corn Belt.

Estimated total cattle slaughter last week of 637,000 head was 4,000 head fewer than the previous week and 27,000 head fewer than the same time last year.

Cattle futures plowed higher Monday, buoyed in part by extremely oversold conditions.

Live Cattle futures closed an average of $1.64 higher (75¢ higher at the back to $2.85 higher toward the front).

Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of $1.30 higher Monday (32¢ higher toward the back to $2.25 higher in spot Oct) except for $2.00 lower in Sep.

Choice boxed beef cutout value was $3.18 lower Monday afternoon at $289.18/cwt. Select was 32¢ higher at $265.16.

Corn futures closed fractionally lower to 2¢ higher across most of the board.

Soybean futures closed 6¢ to 10¢ lower through Jly ’22 and then mostly fractionally lower to 3¢ lower.

2021-10-04T20:09:18-06:00

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