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Commentary

DTN Closing Livestock Comments

Late-Week Bears Regroup to Smash Lean Hog Futures

Lean hog contracts closed sharply lower with triple-digit losses suffered by spot April through August. The cattle complex closed mixed but well below early session highs.

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Market Strategies

CORN Strategies Snapshot

Closing Futures Price & Change

Electronic Corn (@C)
May 17 3.5625 -0.0050
Jul 17 3.6375 -0.0075
Dec 17 3.7950 -0.0050
May 17 - Jul 17
Spread -$0.0750 Neutral

Trends

Monthly Trend Up
Weekly Trend Down

Market Structure

Seasonal Index

The market tends to trend down through August.

Positions

2016: 100% of 2016 production sold 2017: 75% expected production covered w/Dec 17 $3.80 puts @ approx. $0.30 2017: 25% expected production priced w/Dec 17 @ $3.90 ($3.98-$0.08 net puts)
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