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Live Cattle (October)

Cash cattle continued to creep higher yesterday with 100-102 picking up steam, dressed reached 165 in the north. This seems to be what the market was looking for and explains why the funds have been buying on the close. Over 30% of the volume in October live cattle, yesterday, came in the final 10 minutes of trade. This has been a trend for about a week. The market is treading on the 200-day moving average, that comes in at 107.10, a close below could spur a round of profit-taking as we head into a seasonal trade. 6 of the last 7 years we have seen October fats trade lower from August 6th to August 27th, 2013 was the exception.

Resistance: 110.525-111.25****

Pivot: 106.70-107.30

Support: 102.60-103.65***, 99.35**

Feeder Cattle (August)

August feeder cattle have been chopping around for the last two sessions as the market catches its breath from a strong rally in the back half of last week. Resistance remains intact, we have defined that as 145.00-146.125. 143.50-143.85 is the pivot pocket, a break and close below here could take us back to the 200-day moving average, 140.55.

Resistance: 145.00-146.125****

Pivot: 143.50-143.85

Support: 140.55***, 138.75-139.425****

Lean Hogs (October)

October lean hogs chopped around yesterday, finishing the day near unchanged. The Bulls still have some work to do. $50.00 is technically and psychologically significant, consecutive closes above this area could help propel futures back to the high end of the recent range. A failure to do that leaves the door open for a potential retest of contract lows, 46.475.

Resistance: 51.675-52.075***, 53.40-53.775****

Pivot: 50.00-50.70

Support: 47.875-48.025**, 46.475***

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