Cattle Current Market Update with Wes Ishmael
Cattle Current Podcast—Jan. 18, 2023
Cattle futures closed lower to start the trading week, pressured by last week’s softer cash fed cattle prices, the lack of direction so far this week and stronger Corn futures.
Live Cattle futures closed an average of 35¢ lower.
Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of $1.08 lower (70¢ to $1.60 lower).
Corn futures closed mostly 3¢ to 5¢ higher.
Soybean futures closed 6¢ to 12¢ higher through Aug ‘23 and then mostly unchanged to 3¢ lower.
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade ranged from a standstill to mostly inactive on very light demand with too few transactions to trend through Tuesday afternoon, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Last week prices were $156/cwt. on a live basis in the Southern Plains, $156-$157 in Nebraska and $158 in the western Corn Belt. Dressed prices were $250-$252.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was 77¢ lower Tuesday afternoon at $276.66/cwt. Select was $2.02 lower at $254.53/cwt.