TFM Midday Update 08-09-2022

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  • Sep corn up 9 @ 6.17
  • Corn is higher this morning following USDA crop ratings that were down 3% to 58% good-to-excellent from 61%
  • DTN’s Digital Yield Tour estimated national corn yields at 167.2 bpa, while the USDA’s estimate last month was 177.0 bpa, and the average trade estimate at 175.9 bpa
  • Private exporters reported sales of 133,000 mt of corn for delivery to China during the 22/23 marketing year


  • Sep soybeans up 39 @ 15.02
  • Soybeans are higher after the USDA lowered crop conditions by 1% to 59% good-to-excellent with Kansas and Kentucky falling the most to 41-42% good-to-excellent
  • The USDA has reported that 89% of the soy crop is blooming with 61% setting pods, down from the 5-year average of 66% for this time of year
  • DTN’s Digital Yield Tour estimated national soybean yields at 48.9 bpa, while the USDA’s estimate last month was 51.5 bpa, and the average trade estimate at 51.1 bpa


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  • Sep wheat down 2 @ 7.78, Sep KC down 3 @ 8.45, Sep MNPLS up 2 @ 8.83
  • Wheat was trading higher on the open, but has faded and is now slightly lower
  • The USDA’s spring wheat ratings fell a surprising 6% to 64% good-to-excellent with 9% of the crop harvested, and 86% of the winter wheat harvest is complete
  • Two more ships have left Ukrainian ports bringing the total to 12, but most have been carrying corn and sunflower products, not wheat


  • Aug LC down 0.300 @ 138.050 & Aug FC down 2.175 @ 179.100
  • Both live and feeder cattle are lower as higher corn pressures feeders
  • Cash asking prices in the South have picked up to 138-140, but significant trade will likely be delayed until tomorrow
  • Strong slaughter pace should require packers to be more aggressive to stay ahead of demand
  • Choice cuts up 1.62 and select up 0.19
  • Cattle slaughter projected at 125K
  • CME Feeder Cattle Index for 8/8: down 0.12 @ 175.31


  • Aug hogs down 0.150 @ 121.65 & Aug pork cutout down 0.750 @ 125.425
  • Hogs are lower this morning following lower cash and a small drop in the cutout of 0.97
  • The drop in the cattle complex is likely weighing on hogs today
  • Friday’s Commitment of Traders showed funds as net buyers of 5,675 contracts, increasing their net long position to 45,949 contracts
  • National Direct Afternoon report declined 1.59
  • Hog slaughter projected at 467K
  • CME Lean Hog Index for 8/9: down 0.17 @ 121.92


Amanda Brill

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