When all was said and done last week, negotiated cash fed cattle trade ended up $2 higher in the Southern Plains at $126/cwt. on a live basis, and steady to $4 higher in Nebraska and the western Corn Belt at mostly $130. Dressed trade was $2-$4 higher at $208.
Futures and equity markets were closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.
Wholesale beef values were firm to higher on moderate to good demand and moderate offerings, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was 59¢ higher Friday afternoon at $233.65/cwt. Select was $1.03 higher at $220.49.