Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures saw 65 cent to $1.275 gains in most contracts on Monday. Feeder cattle futures were up 85 cents to $1.10. The CME feeder cattle index was up 46 cents on January 4 at $146.06. Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed on Monday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 23 cents at $214.28, with Select 55 cents higher at $208.21. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 118,000 head. That was 1,000 head above the same week last year.

Feb 19 Cattle closed at $123.200, up $1.275,

Apr 19 Cattle closed at $125.075, up $1.075,

Jun 19 Cattle closed at $116.525, up $0.975,

Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.000, up $1.100

Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $143.900, up $1.075

Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.700, up $1.050

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