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DTN Midday Livestock Comments

Livestock Gains Firm in Late Trade Friday

Livestock futures have remained sluggish through much of the morning Friday. But trade activity is starting to pick up allowing for wider price swings and increased volatility to develop near closing bell following sharp cash cattle gains during the week.

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Market Strategies

CORN Strategies Snapshot

Closing Futures Price & Change

Electronic Corn (@C)
Jul 17 3.6650 -0.0275
Sep 17 3.7425 -0.0200
Dec 17 3.8500 -0.0175
Jul 17 - Sep 17
Spread -$0.0775 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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