Weekly Market Summary... January 15, 2021

A look at the week’s prices, trends, and news for the cattle/beef complex.
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Compared to last week, cash prices for slaughter and feeder cattle were lower while stocker calves were slightly higher. Dressed beef and grain were higher.  Both Live & Feeder Cattle Futures traded lower all week but closed higher on Friday.
   

Cattle/Beef Indexes...

Indexes track the daily market values for the past 10 & 60 days. Each daily value is the weighted total of the Gain/(Loss) for 15 market factors compared to the previous trading day.

Change from Previous Day: +0.56%

Change from 10 Days Ago: -1.19%

Change from 60 Days Ago: -1.89%​

  
 10-Day Index Trendline
 60-Day Index Trendline
   
Slaughter Cattle: Trade in the South 2.00 lower at 110.00 and Northern dressed trade at 172.00, 4.00 lower.  In the 3 front months, Live Cattle futures closed from 1.00 higher to 1.70 lower than last week.
Feeder Cattle: National average price for feeder steers @ 132.70, 1.65 lower with trade 1.00 higher to 5.00 lower. In the 3 front months, Feeder Cattle futures closed from 0.77 to 1.25 lower.
Stocker Calves: National average price for stocker steers @ 160.02, 0.07 higher with trade 3.00 higher to 4.00 lower.
CME Feeder Cattle Index: 134.45, 1.18 lower than last Friday.
Boxed Beef Cutouts: Choice cutout 6.12 higher at 212.92 and the Select cutout 6.39 higher at 203.08.  The Choice/Select spread is 9.84, 0.27 lower than last week.
Cutter Cow Cutout: 1.57 higher at 176.51
Slaughter Cows: Narrow trading range with bulk of trade steady.
Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week ending Saturday, January 16, 2021 was estimated at 1127.7 million lbs. This was 3.6 percent lower than a week ago and 5.9 percent higher than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 11.1 percent lower compared to the previous year.
Grain: For the week, Kansas City corn 0.36 higher @ 5.25 with the futures @ 5.3150, up 0.3525. Cash wheat 0.48 higher @ 6.13 and the futures @ 6.7550, up 0.3675.
  
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