Cattle Settle Higher on Wednesday
BRUG - Wed Aug 21, 5:23PM CDT

Live cattle futures ended 22.5 to 87.5 cents higher on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures settled Wednesday showing 90 cents to $1.575 gains. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was 8 cents lower on August 20 at $137.18. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Wednesday. Choice boxes were up 4 cents at $241.74, with Select boxes $1.43 higher @ $215.70. The USDA estimated the week to date FI cattle slaughter through Wednesday at 347,000 head, the same as the previous week, and 5,000 head below the same week last year. Little cash action has taken place this week, with FCE showing asks of $108.25 in the North and $107 in the South on Wednesday, both passed by packers.

AUG 19 Cattle closed at $102.675, up $0.875

OCT 19 Cattle closed at $100.225, up $0.225

DEC 19 Cattle closed at $105.300, up $0.475

AUG 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $137.375, up $1.075

SEP 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $135.300, up $1.575

OCT 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $134.550, up $0.900

-- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management




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