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Livestock Recent Livestock Analysis

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It was a peaceful night session with corn and wheat showing very little change. Meanwhile, soybeans were 7-8 cents higher with meal up $2.00-3.00. Markets will probably be in idle mode until there are more developments on trade issues either with China or NAFTA. They seem to have factored in th...

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...

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Cattle on Feed

United States Cattle on Feed on June 1, 2018 was up 4 percent above year ago.  Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter in U.S. feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.6 million head: This is the highest June 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. Placements in feed...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Welcome to summer! Led by soybeans, which eased about 6 cents lower, trading during the overnight session found prices with a lower bias. The grains were mostly lower also but did not stray far from Wednesday’s closes. On the trade front, the war of words continues. However, there is no s...

livestock

Cattle on Feed; Compact Comeback?

Cattle on Feed  Industry pre-report estimates for tomorrow’s Cattle on Feed report from USDA peg the total number of cattle on feed as of 1 June at 103.4 percent of last year. If realized, it would be the 17th consecutive month that the inventory was larger than the year prior. May p...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

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...

livestock soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Markets paused today to reassess the probable outcomes of the U.S.-China trade war. Corn and wheat found some buying support while soybeans remained on the defensive. Beyond political effects, the fundamentals are hardly a concern for the soybean pit right now, with technical selling and trade-...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Export Sales

Commodity Analytics shows the most recent data for grain export sales and shipments along with historic patterns. Current deviations from historic norms point to changing export opportunities for U.S. products. U.S. wheat exports are analyzed as a share of global exports and presented in graphi...

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 Bell Wrap-Up

The Closing Bell Wrap-Up has finally returned from traveling the past few weeks. And what an exciting few weeks it has been. Trump and China started playing nice, then abandoned the strategy in favor of pursuing an “easy to win” trade war. Nobody has won yet but the markets are losi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Soybean and grain futures prices were lower to open the overnight session, and losses grew as trading progressed into the early morning. Understandably, soybeans were the downside leader as they are most directly threatened by Chinese tariffs. They were down more than 20 cents when trading rece...

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

Market Commentary

It was a peaceful night session with corn and wheat showing very little change. Meanwhile, soybeans were 7-8 cents higher with meal up $2.00-3.00. Markets will probably be in idle mode until there are more developments on trade issues either with China or NAFTA. They seem to have factored in th...

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...

livestock

Cattle on Feed

United States Cattle on Feed on June 1, 2018 was up 4 percent above year ago.  Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter in U.S. feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.6 million head: This is the highest June 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. Placements in feed...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Welcome to summer! Led by soybeans, which eased about 6 cents lower, trading during the overnight session found prices with a lower bias. The grains were mostly lower also but did not stray far from Wednesday’s closes. On the trade front, the war of words continues. However, there is no s...

livestock

Cattle on Feed; Compact Comeback?

Cattle on Feed  Industry pre-report estimates for tomorrow’s Cattle on Feed report from USDA peg the total number of cattle on feed as of 1 June at 103.4 percent of last year. If realized, it would be the 17th consecutive month that the inventory was larger than the year prior. May p...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

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...

livestock soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Markets paused today to reassess the probable outcomes of the U.S.-China trade war. Corn and wheat found some buying support while soybeans remained on the defensive. Beyond political effects, the fundamentals are hardly a concern for the soybean pit right now, with technical selling and trade-...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Export Sales

Commodity Analytics shows the most recent data for grain export sales and shipments along with historic patterns. Current deviations from historic norms point to changing export opportunities for U.S. products. U.S. wheat exports are analyzed as a share of global exports and presented in graphi...

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 Bell Wrap-Up

The Closing Bell Wrap-Up has finally returned from traveling the past few weeks. And what an exciting few weeks it has been. Trump and China started playing nice, then abandoned the strategy in favor of pursuing an “easy to win” trade war. Nobody has won yet but the markets are losi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Soybean and grain futures prices were lower to open the overnight session, and losses grew as trading progressed into the early morning. Understandably, soybeans were the downside leader as they are most directly threatened by Chinese tariffs. They were down more than 20 cents when trading rece...

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...

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