The national average corn basis firmed 1 1/4 cents over the past week to 8 1/2 cents above May futures. The national average cash corn price dropped 12 3/4 cents to $5.47 3/4.
Basis is much better than the three-year average, which is 6 1/4 cents under futures.
The national average soybean basis held at 13 1/4 cents above May futures. The national average cash price dropped 66 cents on the week to $13.80.
Basis is much better than the three-year average of 23 3/4 cents under futures.
The national average soft red winter (SRW) wheat basis held at 15 cents below May futures. Many locations are no longer giving a bid for spot delivery. The average cash price dropped 23 cents to $5.86 3/4. SRW basis is weaker than the three-year average of 3 3/4 cents under futures.
The national average hard red winter (HRW) wheat basis firmed 3/4 cent over the past week to 28 1/4 cents below May futures. The average cash price dropped 17 cents to $5.30 1/4. HRW basis is slightly better than the three-year average of 30 1/2 cents under futures.
Cash cattle trade averaged $115.19 last week, up $1.36 from the previous week. Cash cattle trade is expected to be higher again this week, with initial asking prices at $118 and above. Last year, the cash price was $119.31.
Choice boxed beef prices firmed $9.99 over the past week to $244.83. Last year, Choice boxed beef prices were $255.30.
The average lean hog carcass price firmed another $4.19 over the past week to $98.04. Last year's lean carcass price on this date was $65.12.
The pork cutout value dropped $4.00 over the past week to $105.30. Last year at this time, the cutout price stood at $61.18.