Midweek Cash Markets | January 12, 2022

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CORN COMMENTS

The national average corn basis firmed a penny over the past week to 3/4 cent above March futures. The national average cash corn price dropped 2 1/2 cents to $5.99 3/4.

Basis is slightly weaker than the three-year average of 1 3/4 cents above futures.

 

SOYBEAN COMMENTS

The national average soybean basis firmed 1 1/2 cents over the past week to 4 1/4 cents above March futures. The national average cash price firmed 6 cents on the week to $14.03 1/2.

Basis is much better than the three-year average of 16 1/2 cents under futures.

 

WHEAT COMMENTS

The national average soft red winter (SRW) wheat basis held at 29 3/4 cents under March futures. The average cash price fell 3 cents to $7.28. SRW basis is much weaker than the three-year average of 1/2 cent under futures.

The national average hard red winter (HRW) wheat basis firmed 4 1/2 cents to 23 cents below March futures. The average cash price dropped 4 1/2 cents to $7.55. HRW basis is slightly better than the three-year average of 29 1/4 cents under futures.

 

CATTLE COMMENTS

Cash cattle trade averaged $138.41 last week, down $1.18 from the previous week. This week’s cash trade has been mostly in the $136 to $137 range thus far. Last year at this time, the cash price was $109.52.

Choice boxed beef prices firmed $13.00 over the past week to $279.93. Last year, Choice boxed beef prices were $211.00.

 

HOG COMMENTS

The average lean hog carcass price firmed $1.19 over the past week to $75.06. Last year’s lean carcass price on this date was $65.48.

The pork cutout value dropped $1.46 over the past week to $84.46. Last year at this time, the cutout price stood at $76.68.

 

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