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Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

2017 Live cattle futures closed $0.42 to $2.07/cwt. lower today and feeder cattle futures closed $2.80 to $3.62/cwt. lower. Lean hog futures closed $0.05 to $1.75/cwt. lower. The CME lean hog index closed $0.40 lower to $84.38 and the CME feeder cattle index moved $0.83 lower to $144.49/cwt. Corn futures closed 1-1/2 to 2-3/4 cents lower, Soybeans closed steady to 2-3/4 cents higher and KC wheat closed 3-1/2 to 7 cents lower. Feeder cattle imports from Mexico were 8,702 head last week, YTD feeder cattle imports from Mexico are up 139 thousand head or 24 percent. Fed cattle imports from Canada were 5,966 head and are now up 13 thousand head or 7 percent. Feeder cattle imports from Canada were 2.543 head and are down 55 thousand head year to date.

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Futures Market Summary

 

Nearby Elec. Contract Close Change High Low
Live Cattle $109.475 ($0.575) $110.550 $108.950
Feeder Cattle $142.250 ($3.100) $145.325 $141.900
Lean Hogs $68.775 ($1.750) $71.325 $67.950
Class III Milk $16.47 $0.02 $16.49 $16.46
Corn $3.5250 ($0.0275) $3.5675 $3.4925
Soybean $9.2175 $0.0000 $9.2525 $9.1725

USDA Beef Complex

Item Price Change
Choice $197.51 ($1.44)
Select $195.04 ($0.83)
Drop Credit $10.97 $0.14

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