Historical Intraday Live Cattle – Brazil Futures Data (BGI)

Historical Intraday Futures Data – Live Cattle Brazil (BGI)

Contract Specs:

Live Cattle – Brazil (BGI)
Exchange: BRAZIL
Sector: Meat
Tick Size: 0.05
Tick Value: 16.5 BRL
BPV: 330
Denomination: BRL
Decimal Place: 2

Symbol Dates:

Data Type Start Date End Date Sample Data
Daily: 2000 Sep 29 Current Download
Intraday: 2000 Dec 27 Current Download
Tick – Trades Only: 2001 Jan 29 Current Download
Tick – Level 1: 2001 Jan 26 Current Download

Live Cattle – Brazil Facts

Brazil provides around 20% of global beef exportation and has the second largest cattle herd with 232 million heads (number of cattle), with most of the production being based on grass feeding. Currently Brazil is the largest producer of halal meat, with the Middle East being the third-largest importer of Brazilian beef at 16.1% of the total import coming from Brazil. Data from the Secretariat of Foreign Trade (SECEX) indicates that between January and August of 2020, Brazil exported US$ 111 million in live cattle to the Arab countries.

Source: USDA, USDA, BMF.com, MercoPress

Brazil Live Cattle Historical Futures Data – Format Details

Portara provides live cattle – Brazil historical intraday futures for CTAs, hedge funds, portfolio managers, quants and traders and institutions.

Live cattle futures data can be split into three main headings:

  • Live cattle daily futures data – which includes either the last price or the settlement
  • Live cattle intraday futures data – which includes trade volume
  • Live cattle tick data – which can include the bid, ask and settle

You can purchase historical live cattle futures data as individual contracts or in a continuous form.

Continuous live cattle futures data – Brazil can be formatted into back-adjusted, forward-adjusted, ratio adjusted and zero adjusted series. Portara can create bespoke rules for each live cattle futures contract based on volume, open interest, tick size and calendar date variations. Control delivery month combinations, timezone settings and timestamps that follow exchange or local time globally for any location.

Portara’s standard historical daily live cattle futures data is made up of five data points – open, high, low, last-price and settle. Simply choose to have the daily close based on the last price or the settle depending on whether you wish follow extended sessions or just the day session.

Portara’s historical intraday live cattle – Brazil futures data is supplied as default in 1-minute bar. However, you may also choose other bar granularities such as 2 minute bar, 3 minute bar, 5 minute bar, 10 minute bar, 15 minute bar, 30 minute bar, hourly bar etc. You can also have us extract live cattle daily data straight from the intraday database. In this case, you would choose the session (even if you need to cross midnight) and we can supply the custom live cattle daily futures data between only between the custom session markers you choose.

Portara provides live cattle – Brazil tick data in ‘Trades Only’ form or as ‘Level 1’ tick data, which includes the bids and asks. Download the live cattle tick data samples above. Our default format timestamp is to the millisecond. Live cattle tick data includes price, the trade volume, and other trade indicators such as bid, ask, trade and settle.

Remember to compare at the file size of live cattle – Brazil trades only data compared to live cattle level 1 tick data as they can vary by factors of 10 to 100 fold. If you have questions simply email us and one of our technicians will guide you.


All of our historical data is updated on a daily basis four times per day at the end of the Asian, European, Early US and Globex session. Portara’s enterprise software solution provides timely updates to your live cattle futures data, along with compression, roll and custom formatting features on CQG deep history databases. Live cattle historical data updates are usually ready around half an hour after markets close. No exchange fees or other CQG products are necessary.

You can view other intraday symbols from the Historical Intraday Data Download Table. If you are looking for other live cattle historical data types such as daily or tick, you can visit the other download tables here:

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