Cattle futures recovered from early pressure to pare losses Monday. Higher grain prices continue to weigh on Feeder Cattle.
Live Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed but mostly lower (from an average of 18¢ higher in three contracts to an average of 41¢ lower).
Feeder Cattle futures close an average of 58¢ lower.
Wholesale beef values were higher on Choice and steady on Select with moderate to fairly good demand and heavy offerings, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was $1.14 higher Monday afternoon at $221.45/cwt. Select was 25¢ lower at $208.03.
Corn futures closed 4¢ to 6¢ higher through Jul ’20, and then mostly 2¢ higher.
Soybean futures closed mostly 8¢ to 10¢ higher.