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Texas Daily Ag Market News Summary

Posted 4 years 153 days ago by Administrator Account

Daily Market Summary for February 19th

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Slaughter Cattle:
As of 3:00 PM Wednesday, negotiated cash trading has been slow to moderate on light demand in the Texas Panhandle. Compared to last week live cash trades moved 1.00 higher at 120.00. In Kansas negotiated cash trading has been limited on light demand. Not enough trades for a market trend. In Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt negotiated cash trading has been at a standstill. Last week in Kansas, Nebraska and Western Cornbelt live cash trades moved at 119.00. Last week in Nebraska and Western Cornbelt dressed cash trades moved at 190.00.
Negotiated Sales:
Confirmed:      3,695
Week Ago:     20,812
Year Ago:             67
Formula Net
Dressed Steers & Heifers:
Head count priced today:  20,100
Weighted avg. weight:       872 lbs.
Weighted avg. net price:   193.97
Cattle Slaughter under Federal Inspection:
Wednesday (est)              122,000
Week ago (est)                  120,000
Year ago (act)                    109,000
Week to Date                    352,000
Same Period Last Week   361,000
Same Period Last year      324,000
Previous Day (est)
Steers & Heifers:  97,000
Cows & Bulls:        26,000
Boxed Beef:
Boxed beef cutout values weak on Choice and lower on Select on light to moderate demand and moderate to heavy offerings. Select and Choice chuck and loin cuts steady to weak. Choice round cuts weak while Select firm. Choice rib cuts firm while Select steady. Beef trimmings unevenly steady on light demand and offerings.
Cutout Values:
Choice: 205.57… -0.56
Select:  201.76… -1.97
Choice/Select Spread: 3.81
Total Load Count: 181
Cutter Cow Cutout:
184.16… +1.30
CME Feeder Cattle Index:
141.10… -0.10
Live Cattle:
February: 121.30… -0.12
April: 120.80… +0.20
June: 112.30… +0.10
Feeder Cattle:
March: 140.77… +1.47
April: 143.02… +1.25
May: 144.37… +0.60
April Hogs: 67.57… +2.07
February Crude Oil: 53.29… +1.24
March Corn: 3.8050… -0.0250
March Soybeans: 8.9725… +0.0500
March Wheat: 5.6525… -0.0150
Grain Cash Bids:
Kansas City Corn: 3.95… -0.02
Kansas City Soybeans: 9.00… +0.05
Kansas City Wheat: 5.58… -0.01
Financial Markets:
DJIA: 29,348.03... +115.64
S & P 500: 3,386.15... +15.82
NASDAQ: 9,817.18... +84.44
U.S. Dollar Index: 99.59... +0.15