Cattle markets made an early attempt at a rally today before stalling and falling to the lower end of the day’s trading ranges. January Feeder Cattle tested the 200 DMA at 147.725, making the high at 148.00 and then trading to the low of the day at 146.125. It settled unchanged at 146.975. The low tested the key level at 146.20 and held. A break down below support could see price test the 145.05 and 144.20 support levels. Resistance is at the 200 DMA and then 148.425. December Live Cattle also attempted to rally, it failed and settled near its low for the day. Major support in Live Cattle is at 113.90 – 113.55. A break down from here could see price test the 112.35 -112.075 support area. Resistance is at 116.55. Cut-outs continue to move lower from the 218.59 peak for choice cut-outs, down another 0.92 to 213.16 and select down 1.80 to 197.18. This could keep pressure on cash prices as margins are pressured and next week is a short kill week so packers may not be aggressive in their pursuit of cattle.
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Walsh Trading, Inc.
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