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Midday Update

·         Export sales for the week ending January 15 totaled 86 million bushels of corn (biggest in 7 years), 12.1 million bushels of grain sorghum (strong), just 0.5 million old- & 3.7 million new-crop soybean bushels & 20.7 million bushels of wheat (solid)

·         Soymeal export sales surged again to 284.5K metric tons in the week ending January 15, with actual shipments during the week strong at 302.9K tons.

·         The dollar is nearly 1,000 points off its overnight high, but still posting big gains on top of Thursday’s impressive gains.

·         Pork export sales were strong again in the week ending January 15, but pork and beef traders are worried about demand following this week’s big surge in the greenback.

·         Cattle traders are positioning for this afternoon’s USDA cattle-on-feed report, which the industry expects to show that on-feed numbers are up 1.6% from year ago levels, December placements down 4.1% and December marketings down 4.9% from  year ago levels.

·         Corn futures are 2 to 3 cents higher on this morning’s strong export sales data.

·         Soybean futures are down 3 to 5 cents on disappointing export sales and rains falling to help a big soybean crop finish the finish line in Brazil.

·         Wheat futures are steady to a penny lower in Chicago and Kansas City, while 2 cents higher in Minneapolis.

·         Live cattle futures are down the $3 daily limit on the strong dollar and ahead of this PM’s USDA cattle-on-feed report. Choice cuts are down another $1.77 this morning, while Select cuts are modestly higher on slow movement.

·         Feeder cattle are the $4.50 per cwt daily limit lower on a weaker cash market and weakness in the fat cattle market.

·         Lean hog futures are down $1.75 to $2.50 per cwt. The cash market is again steady to $1 lower, with the composite pork product price down another $0.99 per cwt as well.


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