Weekly Market Summary... April 12, 2024

A look at the week’s prices, trends, and news for the cattle/beef complex.

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For the week, cash cattle prices were lower with cattle futures mostly lower.  The dressed beef cutouts and corn were higher.
   

Cattle/Beef Market Velocity Trendlines +/-

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.

10-Day Index Trendline

Change from Previous Day: -2.41%

Change from 10 Days Ago:  -8.35%

   

 60-Day Index Trendline

Change from 60 Days Ago: -10.57%​

Change from 60 Day High:  -21.88%​

 

Fed Cattle: Trade in the South was 2.00 lower at 182.00 with Northern trade 2.50 lower at 184.50. In the 3 front months, Live Cattle futures closed the week from 0.65 higher to 1.22 lower. USDA’s carcass weight data showed weights averaged 923 lbs. this week, compared to 924 lbs. last week, and 898 lbs. last year.
  • S: This Week: 182.00 / Month Ago: 186.00 / Year Ago: 177.00 / 5 Year Avg: 135.31
  • N: This Week: 184.50 / Month Ago: 187.50 / Year Ago: 182.00 / 5 Year Avg: 136.94
Feeder Cattle: The national average price for feeder steers was 254.26, 3.44 lower with trade mostly 6.00 lower to 1.00 higher. In the 3 front months, Feeder Cattle futures closed the week from 0.10 to 3.97 lower.
  • This Week: 254.26 / Month Ago: 256.63 / Year Ago: 206.36 / 5 Year Avg: 168.22
Stocker Calves: The national average price for stocker steers was 319.38, 2.79 lower with trade mostly 7.00 lower to 2.00 higher.
  • This Week: 319.38 / Month Ago: 321.89 / Year Ago: 248.56 / 5 Year Avg: 195.05
CME Feeder Cattle Index: 244.57, 4.40 lower than last Friday.
  • This Week: 244.57 / Month Ago: 249.00 / Year Ago: 201.31 / 5 Year Avg: 166.56
Boxed Beef Cutouts: The Choice cutout was 3.40 higher at 300.57 and the Select cutout 0.84 higher at 295.54. The Choice/Select spread at 5.03, 2.56 wider.
  • This Week: 300.57 / Month Ago: 311.90 / Year Ago: 302.62 / 5 Year Avg: 264.64
Cutter Cow Cutout: 2.18 higher at 269.57.
Slaughter Cows: Trade mostly 1.00 lower to 5.00 higher.
Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week ending Saturday, April 13th, was estimated at 1047.5 million lbs. according to the USDA Marketing Service. This was 0.6 percent higher than a week ago and 1.7 percent higher than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 1.5 percent lower compared to the previous year.
Corn: Omaha Corn was 0.04 higher at 4.46 with May futures at 4.3550, 0.0125 higher.

 

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2024

     
 
03/22/24
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03/15/24
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01/19/24
04/05/24
03/08/24
02/09/24
01/12/24
03/29/24
03/01/24
02/02/24
01/05/24

 

     

2023

     
 
12/01/23
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10/06/23
09/08/23
08/11/23
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06/16/23
05/19/23
04/21/23
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01/27/23
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08/18/23
07/21/23
06/23/23
05/26/23
04/28/23
03/31/23
03/03/23
02/03/23
01/06/23

2022

     
12/30/22
12/02/22
11/04/22
10/07/22
09/09/22
08/12/22
07/15/22
06/17/22
05/20/22
04/22/22
03/25/22
02/25/22
01/28/22
12/23/22
11/25/22
10/28/22
09/30/22
09/02/22
08/05/22
07/08/22
06/10/22
05/13/22
04/15/22
03/18/22
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01/21/22
12/16/22
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08/26/22
07/29/22
07/01/22
06/03/22
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03/11/22
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01/14/22
12/09/22
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09/16/22
08/19/22
07/22/22
06/24/22
05/27/22
04/29/22
04/01/22
03/04/22
02/04/22
01/07/22

2021

     
12/31/21
11/26/21
10/29/21
10/01/21
09/03/21
08/06/21
07/09/21
06/11/21 
05/14/21
04/16/21
03/19/21
02/19/21
01/22/21
12/17/21
11/19/21
10/22/21
09/24/21
08/27/21
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03/26/21
02/26/21
01/29/21
01/01/21

2020

     
  
11/27/20
10/30/20
10/02/20
09/04/20
08/07/20
07/10/20
06/12/20
05/15/20
04/17/20
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12/04/20
11/06/20
10/09/20
09/11/20
08/14/20
07/17/20
06/19/20
05/22/20
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03/27/20
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01/31/20
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12/27/19
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12/13/19
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10/18/19
09/20/19
08/23/19
07/26/19
06/28/19
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05/03/19
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02/08/19
01/11/19
12/06/19
11/08/19
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