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Cattle End Lower on Tuesday

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After trading with triple digit gains earlier in the session, the front month futures came back and closed in the red. June contracts expired at $91.65. The other front month live cattle futures were down 12 to 32 cents. Feeder cattle futures ended the session lower, with the front months closing as much as $1.10 in the red. The June 29 Feeder Cattle index was down another 26 cents to $129.42. Some light Tuesday cash activity was reported at $95 in NE, and $153-$155 in the North. No trend has been established yet this week, but sales have ranged $95-$97 live, and $152-$155 dressed. The online cattle auction site FCE has 1,814 head of cattle listed so far for tomorrow’s auction. Of the listings, 1,155 are KS and the remaining 659 are from TX and NE. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower in the PM report, narrowing the spread. Choice boxes were down by $1.39 to $206.97 cwt. Select boxes were 81 cents weaker at $199.90 cwt. USDA estimated Tuesday’s FI cattle slaughter at 121,000 head. WTD slaughter is estimated at 242,000 head and is even paced with the same week from 2019.

Aug 20 Cattle closed at $96.275, down $0.200,

Oct 20 Cattle closed at $99.725, down $0.325,

Dec 20 Cattle closed at $103.650, down $0.125,

Aug 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $132.850, down $0.650

Sep 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $133.375, down $0.900

Oct 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $134.100, down $1.025

--- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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