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Market Closes - March 12, 2018
March 12, 2018
Market Closes - March 12, 2018

With a late rally in corn and wheat futures, The CBOT closed mostly steady to higher.  Cattle futures closed lower today, taking prices back near Thursday’s closing prices.  Lean Hog futures closed moderately lower as the trend remains down.

Market Closes - March 1, 2018
March 1, 2018
Market Closes - March 1, 2018

CBOT futures rallied strongly today, led by the wheat market. Prices were supported by dry weather – in the Plains for wheat and in Argentina for soybeans and corn.  Cattle futures traded both sides but closed near unchanged. Nearby LC was supported by strong beef cutout values. 

Market Closes - February 8, 2018
February 8, 2018
Market Closes - February 8, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed with wheat and soybean futures trading roles from yesterday. Corn, wheat and soybeans traded wide ranges in both directions following the 11 am CT release of the WASDE report.  Cattle rallied strongly mid-morning but turned south when the US equity markets accelerated to the downside.  Lean Hog futures closed narrowly mixed.

Market Closes - February 7, 2018
February 7, 2018
Market Closes - February 7, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed although KC and Chicago Wheat futures posted sharp gains. Corn and wheat closed near the day’s highs, while soybeans ended near the lows. Weather issues and short-covering by the funds are the main factors supporting the market. Live Cattle futures closed lower in the nearby contracts and higher in most deferred contracts.

Market Closes - February 1, 2018
February 1, 2018
Market Closes - February 1, 2018

CBOT futures closed mostly steady except for the soy complex which posted losses as much as one percent.  Cattle futures closed sharply higher to as much as up the daily limit (LC=$3.00; FC=$4.50). Today’s rally resulted from yesterday’s friendly Cattle inventory report which had a smaller herd increase than expected.

Market Closes - January 29, 2018
January 29, 2018
Market Closes - January 29, 2018

CBOT futures closed higher with corn and wheat ending near the day’s highs and prices reaching new highs for the current January rally.  Cattle futures closed higher but well off the day’s highs. Futures opened sharply higher as result of last Friday’s big jump in cash prices to $126-127.  

Market Closes - January 24, 2018
January 24, 2018
Market Closes - January 24, 2018

CBOT futures closed strongly higher with KC/Chicago Wheat leading the way up. Today’s big gains resulted from today’s sharp drop in the value of the US Dollar.   LC futures were supported by positive follow-through following strong gains Monday and Tuesday.

Market Closes - January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018
Market Closes - January 23, 2018

CBOT futures closed mixed. Soybean futures recovered from an early morning sharp decline to close higher for the seventh straight trading day.  Cattle futures closed higher as the market continued to be supported by the inclement weather and ideas the cash market will firm this week.

Market Closes - January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018
Market Closes - January 22, 2018

Soybean and soybean meal futures have closed higher for 6 straight trading days. The soybean rally is due to the strength in soybean meal.  Live cattle futures closed moderately higher, supported by a surge in cash cattle prices on Friday afternoon to a reported $123/cwt.  Lean Hog futures closed slightly lower but at/near the day’s lows. 

Market Closes - January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018
Market Closes - January 17, 2018

The CBOT closed mixed again today but corn was the upside leader followed by KC/Chicago wheat futures.  Soybean and soybean meal futures dropped sharply after the markets opened at 830 am CT, but climbed back to close steady.  Cattle futures closed sharply higher as traders develop a more-friendly attitude.