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Texas Daily Ag Market News Summary

Posted 80 days ago ago by Administrator Account

Daily Market Summary for December 17th

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Slaughter Cattle:

As of 3:00 PM Thursday in the Southern Plains and Nebraska, negotiated cash trading has been limited on light demand. In the Southern Plains a few live purchases traded at 108.00. Not enough for a full market trend. Last week live purchases were at 108.00. In Nebraska a few live purchases traded steady with Wednesday’s market at 105.00. Wednesday dressed purchases were at 165.00. Thus far for Thursday in the Western Cornbelt negotiated cash trading has been inactive on light demand. Not enough purchases for a market trend. Wednesday was the last reported market with live and dressed purchases at 105.00 and 165.00, respectively.

      

Negotiated Sales:

Confirmed:          6,950

Week Ago:           6,871

Year Ago:           41,242

      

Formula Net

Dressed Steers & Heifers:

Head count priced today:  12,900

Weighted avg. weight:       902 lbs.

Weighted avg. net price:    173.44

        

Cattle Slaughter under Federal Inspection:

Thursday (est)                    116,000

Week ago (est)                   120,000

Year ago (act)                     122,000

Week to Date                      473,000

Same Period Last Week    474,000

Same Period Last Year      489,000

Previous Day (est)

Steers & Heifers:  94,000

Cows & Bulls:        26,000

                                                                                                               

Boxed Beef:

Cutout Values:

Choice: 209.51… +2.29

Select:  193.70… +1.61

Choice/Select Spread: 15.81

Total Load Count: 103

            

Cutter Cow Cutout:

167.52… -0.58

   

CME Feeder Cattle Index for December 16th:

137.19… +0.55

            

Futures Settlements…

Live Cattle:

December: 109.35… +0.58

February: 114.45… +0.68

April: 118.42… +0.60

   

Feeder Cattle:

January: 140.97… +0.12

March: 142.60… +0.63

April: 144.00… +0.75

     

February Hogs: 65.50… -0.47

January Crude Oil: 48.36… +0.54

   

March Corn: 4.3250… +0.0525

March Wheat: 6.0875… +0.1025

   

Grain Cash Bids:

Kansas City Corn: 4.26… +0.06

Kansas City Wheat: 5.40… +0.08

   

Financial Markets:

DJIA: 30,301.79… +147.25

S & P 500: 3,722.47… +21.30

NASDAQ: 12,752.06… +83.90

U.S. Dollar Index: 89.86… -0.59