Cattle Current Podcast—Oct. 8, 2021

Cattle Current Podcast—Oct. 8, 2021

Feeder Cattle futures took center stage Thursday, closing sharply higher and leading Live Cattle along. Support seemed to stem mainly from increased trader confidence based on notions the seasonal low is in the books.

Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of $2.34 higher ($1.50 higher at the back to $3.55 higher in spot Oct).

Live Cattle futures closed an average of $1.29 higher (47¢ higher at the back to $1.87 higher toward the front.)

Corn futures closed mixed, mostly 1¢ lower to 1¢ higher.

Soybean futures closed mostly 5¢ to 9¢ higher.

Negotiated cash fed cattle trade was mostly inactive with light demand in all major feeding regions 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 $122-$124/cwt. in Kansas and $124 in the Texas Panhandle. Prices are steady in the western Corn Belt at $122 but mostly steady to $2 higher in Nebraska at $122-$124. Dressed prices are $196, which is steady in Nebraska and toward the top of last week’s price range in the western Corn Belt.

Choice boxed beef cutout value was $1.32 lower Thursday afternoon at $285.30/cwt. Select was $1.52 higher at $264.44.

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