CattleTraderCenter:  The Cattle Analyzer

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CME Live Cattle 88.80 88.75 87.38 87.58 86.70 86.68
Boxed Beef Prices 143.03 143.73 144.35 143.71 143.55 144.04
Cattle / Beef Spread 54.23 54.98 56.97 56.13 56.85 57.36
Pork Cutout 53.86 56.37 56.05 58.57 57.90 57.82
Pork/Beef Spread 89.17 87.36 88.30 85.14 85.65 86.22
Beef Loads 228 206 272 264 175 221

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Beef Production 477.3 497.2 488.1 501.8 511.3 514.2
Slaughter 615,000 639,000 627,000 643,000 653,000 654,000
Cattle Weights 1,279 1,282 1,284 1,285 1,288 1,293
5-Area Trade 83.20 82.12 81.13 81.92 83.03 84.40
Beef Prices - Avg. 141.45 142.53 141.49 141.22 142.15 143.67
Trade/Beef Spread 58.82% 57.62% 57.34% 58.01% 58.41% 58.75%
Exports - Shipped 8,682 10,070 9,039 9,891 9,770 0
Exports - Sales 12,165 7,097 10,487 11,438 9,197 0
Beef Loads - Weekly 1,253 1,168 1,622 1,567 1,411 1,145
COT:  Open Interest 227,467 229,406 235,693 226,076 231,480 239,923
COT:  Total Long 201,501 204,385 212,904 206,048 210,677 219,302
COT:  Total Short 182,598 187,226 191,868 181,524 186,755 194,332

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Imports 2,680 2,770 2,840 2,839 2,859 2,834
Consumption  27,314 27,529 27,772 27,697 27,552 27,144
Retail: Ground Beef 2.27 2.25 2.26 2.23 2.15 0.00
Retail:  Pork Chops 3.19 3.13 3.12 3.16 3.17 0.00
Beef Storage  434,514 425,878 410,705 417,875 434,804 448,152
COF:  Inventory 11,228 11,162 10,822 10,407 9,752 9,644
COF:  Placements 1,678 1,808 1,600 1,638 1,391 1,863
Placements <600# 320 300 355 395 315 455
Placements >800# 435 570 525 505 415 585
COF:  Marketings 1,682 1,824 1,871 1,952 1,989 1,928
Feedlot Occupancy 67.23% 66.84% 64.80% 62.32% 58.40% 57.75%