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Texas Daily Ag Market News Summary

Posted 182 days ago ago by Administrator Account

Daily Market Summary for March 17th

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Slaughter Cattle:

As of 3:00 PM Wednesday, negotiated cash trading has been slow on moderate demand in Kansas and Nebraska. In Kansas live purchases traded steady at 114.00, when compared to last week. In Nebraska a few live purchases traded steady to 1.00 higher at 114.00, when compared to the prior week. Not enough dressed purchases for a market trend in Nebraska. Last week dressed traded at 180.00. Thus far for Wednesday in Colorado and Western Cornbelt negotiated cash trading has been limited on light demand. In the Texas Panhandle negotiated cash trading has been mostly inactive on very light demand. Not enough purchases in these regions for a full market trend. Last week in the Texas Panhandle and Colorado live purchases traded at 114.00. In the Western Cornbelt live and dressed purchases traded from 112.00-113.00 and 178.00-180.00, respectively.

       

Negotiated Sales:

Confirmed:      22,633

Week Ago:       32,876

Year Ago:         54,230

      

Formula Net

Dressed Steers & Heifers:

Head count priced today:   15,800

Weighted avg. weight:        874 lbs.

Weighted avg. net price:     186.84

        

Cattle Slaughter under Federal Inspection:

Wednesday (est)                117,000

Week ago (est)                    121,000

Year ago (act)                      124,000

Week to Date                      345,000

Same Period Last Week    363,000

Same Period Last Year      365,000

Previous Day (est)

Steers & Heifers:  94,000

Cows & Bulls:        27,000

                                                                                                               

Boxed Beef:

Cutout Values:

Choice: 228.47… +1.54

Select:  217.59… -1.18

Choice/Select Spread: 10.88

Total Load Count: 129

            

Cutter Cow Cutout:

187.17… -1.04

   

CME Feeder Cattle Index for March 16th:

133.95… +0.09

            

Futures Settlements…

Live Cattle:

April: 119.42… +1.22

June: 122.02… +0.57

August: 121.67… +0.67

   

Feeder Cattle:

March: 136.92… +0.35

April: 144.65… +1.33

May: 150.17… +0.45

     

April Hogs: 93.67… +0.77

April Crude Oil: 64.60… -0.20

   

May Corn: 5.5800… +0.0375

May Wheat: 6.4000… -0.0700

   

Grain Cash Bids:

Kansas City Corn: 5.55… +0.04

Kansas City Wheat: 5.71… -0.07

   

Financial Markets:

DJIA: 33,015.37… +189.68

S & P 500: 3,974.12… +11.41

NASDAQ: 13,525.16… +54.73

U.S. Dollar Index: 91.45… -0.42