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Texas Daily Ag Market News Summary

Posted 19 days ago ago by Administrator Account

Daily Market Summary for September 26th  

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Slaughter Cattle:  

Wednesday negotiated cash trade was limited on light to moderate demand in Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt. However not enough purchases in those feeding regions for an adequate market test. Trade was at a standstill in the Southern Plains and Colorado. On Tuesday in Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt, early live purchases traded mostly at 110.50. The latest established dressed market in both regions was last week, mostly at 175.00. The latest established market in the Southern Plains was last week with live purchases at 111.00. Last week in Colorado, live purchases traded from 110.50-111.00 on a light test.

 

Negotiated Sales:

Confirmed: 1,608    Week Ago: 516    Year Ago: 68

 

Formula Net - Dressed Steers & Heifers

Head count priced today: 26,200
Weighted avg weight:       859.00
Weighted avg net price:    177.65

 

Alberta Beef Producers Daily Report:

Alberta direct cattle sales Tuesday saw no new trade to report but, trade could start to develop today. Packers continue to slaughter fed cattle at a higher rate than a year ago which has supported the local market. Last week’s cash to futures basis was slightly positive and technical price levels are fully steady with last week. Feedlots have increased their cash prices as supplies are expected to tighten moving forward.

 

Livestock Slaughter under Federal Inspection:                                  

                                 CATTLE     CALVES   HOGS        SHEEP
Wednesday (est      119,000    2,000      470,000      7,000
Week ago (est)        119,000    2,000      434,000      7,000
Year ago (act)          119,000    2,000      456,000      7,000
Week to date (est) 358,000    6,000   1,414,000    24,000
Last Week (est)       353,000    6,000   1,272,000    25,000
Last Year (act)         355,000    6,000   1,377,000    23,000

 

Boxed Beef: 

Boxed beef cutout values lower on light to moderate demand and heavy offerings. Select and Choice rib and round cuts steady while chuck and loin cuts weak to lower. Beef trimmings mostly sharply lower on light demand and moderate to heavy offerings.
 
Cutout Values...              Choice       Select
Current Cutout Values:    204.85     192.95
Change from prior day:      -0.88         -1.92
Choice/Select spread:      +11.90

 

Futures Summary: 

 

October Live Cattle Futures: 113.87… +1.52
December Live Cattle Futures: 118.85… +1.65
February Live Cattle Futures: 122.87… +1.32
September Feeder Cattle Futures: 157.05… +0.43
October Feeder Cattle Futures: 158.30… +1.83
November Feeder Cattle Futures: 158.25… +1.83
 
CME Feeder Cattle Index: 158.04… +0.21
October Hog Futures: 62.20… -0.22
Nearby Crude Oil Futures Contract: 71.57… -0.71

 

National Grain Market Summary:

Compared to yesterday, cash bids for wheat, corn, and soybeans were mixed, while sorghum was lower.  Wednesday saw a light trading day in corn and soybeans.  The weather forecast is dry for the next few days in the Midwest, but becomes erratic next week which could hamper harvest plans.  Parts of the plains received mostly welcome moisture Wednesday ahead of the coming winter months.
 
December Corn Futures: 3.6300… -0.0075
November Soybean Futures: 8.5000… +0.0425
December Wheat Futures: 5.1750… -0.0325
Kansas City Corn: 3.19… -0.07
Kansas City Soybeans: 8.30… +0.32
Kansas City Wheat: 5.21… -0.01

 

Financial Markets: 

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,385.28… -106.93
S & P 500: 2,909.97… -9.59
NASDAQ: 7,990.37… -17.10
U.S. Dollar Index: 94.31… +0.17

Cotton (www.ams.usda.gov): 

October Cotton Futures: 79.00… -1.41

Milk (www.cmegroup.com): 

September Class III Milk Futures: 16.14… +/-0.00