Ag Market Commentary
Cattle Trying to Recover from Early Weakness
Live cattle are mixed on Thursday, trying to recover from some early losses, as nearbys are up 12 to 17 cents and deferres are slightly lower. Cash trade activity has been quiet, with a few bids at $185 reported in KS and $193 in NE. Feeder cattle futures are down...
Wheat Still Mixed at Thursday’s Midday
The wheat market is mixed midway through the Thursday session, as HRW continues to be the weakspot. KC contracts are mixed, with July up ¾ cent and September down 1 ¼ cents. Chicago futures are up 3 to 5 cents at midday, led by the front months. MPLS spring wheat...
Cotton Mixed Around on Thursday
Cotton are trading with mixed action on Thursday, as July is down 24 points, with other contracts heading higher. The US Dollar Index is back up 645 points on the day, after some cooler PPI data from this morning. PPI data came in at an annualized rate of 2.2% for...
Hogs Slipping Lower into Midday
Lean hog futures are down 30 cents to a dollar so far on Thursday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 6 cents at $91.38 on June 11. USDA showed the National Base Hog weighted average price at $86.96 on Thursday morning, down 12 cents from the day prior. This...
Corn Putting on a Thursday Rally
Corn futures are rallying on Thursday despite CONAB heading in the USDA direction. Export Sales were a positive, helping contracts to show 3 to 6 cent midday gains. Export sales data from Thursday morning showed 1.056 MMT in old crop corn bookings for the week that ended on June 6th....
Soybeans Leading the Charge Higher
Soybeans are pushing higher on Thursday, helped by meal strength. Bean contracts are up 9 to 10 cents across the nearby contracts. Soymeal futures are bouncing at midday, with July up $7.30/ton. Soy Oil futures are down 8 points in the July contract. USDA announced another private export sale of...

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