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Livestock Recent Livestock Analysis

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Ag, energy, and soft commodity futures’ technical patterns, including momentum and long-term indicators, are examined. Changes in the forward curve for grain futures have important implications while livestock momentum indicators provide directional insights. ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Futures Prices

WPI provides a summary of the week’s futures price activity and the gains/losses experienced by grain, oilseed, and livestock markets. Additionally, today’s data from the CFTC points to changing views among managed money funds. Meanwhile, commercial traders’ positions are evol...

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Cattle on Feed

Cattle on Feed in U.S. feedlots of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on April 1, 2018. The inventory was 7 percent above April 1, 2017 – and that is the second highest April 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. Placements in feedlots during March totaled 1.92 million hea...

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Cattle on Feed; Farm Bill Update

Cattle on Feed  Tomorrow USDA will release its monthly Cattle on Feed report. The industry’s pre-report estimates peg the total number on feed as of 1 April to be 107.6 percent of last year with March placements and marketings at 91 percent and 96 percent ,respectively, of the totals...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Changes in Commodity Analytics’ short-term technical indicators for grain futures should be carefully examined against long-term signals. Elsewhere, livestock futures (live cattle, feeder cattle, and lean hogs) are showing technical signals that may influence how traders should manage the...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Futures Prices

Today’s closing prices for corn, wheat, soybeans, cattle, and hog futures are shown along with USDA’s Export Sales results. Analysis of the latter shows interesting trends in corn and soybean exports, and it also provides insights into YTD bookings for wheat, barley, soymeal and soy...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains livestock

Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Thursday trading was low and slow in the corn and soybean markets while wheat was higher on the back of continued dryness for the Plains. The Export Sales report did little to support the grains markets and should have been bearish wheat, had traders been paying attention to demand rather than...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Changes in energy products’ recent price behavior point to potential trading opportunities. Similarly, the momentum indicators in grains show opportunities in those commodities are rapidly changing as well. Finally, livestock and soft commodity futures are analyzed and their forward curve...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Futures Prices

Activity in the Chicago SRW wheat market spilled over into HRW and HRS wheat futures. Shifts in the soybean, soyoil, and soymeal futures indicate a changing supply and demand situation, while live cattle and lean hog futures point to opportunities in the meat sector. ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Wheat led the grains complex higher today on a drier weather forecast for the parched Southern Plains. Corn and soybeans traded both sides of unchanged in lackluster trade. Cattle futures worked their way sideways while the hog market posted big gains.  Traders are now analyzing the possib...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Recent price activity for ag, energy, and soft commodities is examined in tabular and graphical format. The most important price analysis is distilled for easy understanding and presentation. Starting with a five-day price history for ag, energy and soft commodity futures prices, Commodity Anal...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Grain trading was mixed and moderate volume today with little fundamental news to shape the market’s direction. The weather is cold and rainy across the Corn Belt and is further delaying corn and soybean planting. Rain prospects for the U.S. plains are reduced which supported wheat market...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Ag, energy, and soft commodity futures’ technical patterns, including momentum and long-term indicators, are examined. Changes in the forward curve for grain futures have important implications while livestock momentum indicators provide directional insights. ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Futures Prices

WPI provides a summary of the week’s futures price activity and the gains/losses experienced by grain, oilseed, and livestock markets. Additionally, today’s data from the CFTC points to changing views among managed money funds. Meanwhile, commercial traders’ positions are evol...

livestock

Cattle on Feed

Cattle on Feed in U.S. feedlots of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on April 1, 2018. The inventory was 7 percent above April 1, 2017 – and that is the second highest April 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. Placements in feedlots during March totaled 1.92 million hea...

livestock

Cattle on Feed; Farm Bill Update

Cattle on Feed  Tomorrow USDA will release its monthly Cattle on Feed report. The industry’s pre-report estimates peg the total number on feed as of 1 April to be 107.6 percent of last year with March placements and marketings at 91 percent and 96 percent ,respectively, of the totals...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Changes in Commodity Analytics’ short-term technical indicators for grain futures should be carefully examined against long-term signals. Elsewhere, livestock futures (live cattle, feeder cattle, and lean hogs) are showing technical signals that may influence how traders should manage the...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Futures Prices

Today’s closing prices for corn, wheat, soybeans, cattle, and hog futures are shown along with USDA’s Export Sales results. Analysis of the latter shows interesting trends in corn and soybean exports, and it also provides insights into YTD bookings for wheat, barley, soymeal and soy...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains livestock

Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Thursday trading was low and slow in the corn and soybean markets while wheat was higher on the back of continued dryness for the Plains. The Export Sales report did little to support the grains markets and should have been bearish wheat, had traders been paying attention to demand rather than...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Changes in energy products’ recent price behavior point to potential trading opportunities. Similarly, the momentum indicators in grains show opportunities in those commodities are rapidly changing as well. Finally, livestock and soft commodity futures are analyzed and their forward curve...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Futures Prices

Activity in the Chicago SRW wheat market spilled over into HRW and HRS wheat futures. Shifts in the soybean, soyoil, and soymeal futures indicate a changing supply and demand situation, while live cattle and lean hog futures point to opportunities in the meat sector. ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Wheat led the grains complex higher today on a drier weather forecast for the parched Southern Plains. Corn and soybeans traded both sides of unchanged in lackluster trade. Cattle futures worked their way sideways while the hog market posted big gains.  Traders are now analyzing the possib...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Recent price activity for ag, energy, and soft commodities is examined in tabular and graphical format. The most important price analysis is distilled for easy understanding and presentation. Starting with a five-day price history for ag, energy and soft commodity futures prices, Commodity Anal...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Grain trading was mixed and moderate volume today with little fundamental news to shape the market’s direction. The weather is cold and rainy across the Corn Belt and is further delaying corn and soybean planting. Rain prospects for the U.S. plains are reduced which supported wheat market...

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