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DTN Closing Livestock Comments

Cattle Futures Move Higher Tuesday on Commercial Buying Support

Strong triple-digit gains have quickly moved into the cattle complex Tuesday based on short covering activity following strong market pressure over the last couple of weeks. The tone of the market remains weak, although oversold market status drew commercial traders back into the complex. Hog futures remain under pressure as weakness in cash hogs and pork values have limited market support.

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Market Strategies

CORN Strategies Snapshot

Closing Futures Price & Change

Electronic Corn (@C)
Sep 17 3.4600 -0.0300
Dec 17 3.6000 -0.0300
Mar 18 3.7250 -0.0275
Dec 17 - Mar 18
Spread -$0.1250 Bearish

Trends

Monthly Trend Sideways
Weekly Trend Up

Market Structure

Moderately Bullish - Type 3

Seasonal Index

The market tends to trend down through early October.

Positions

2017: 25% expected production priced w/Dec 17 @ $3.90 ($3.98-$0.08 net puts) 2017: 25% expected production priced w/Dec 17 @ $3.91 ($4.07-$0.16 net puts) 2017: 50% expected production open w/Dec 17 @ $3.60 ($3.74-$0.14 net puts)
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