Negotiated cash fed cattle trade last week ended up $1-$3 higher at $119/cwt. ($116 in the western Corn Belt). Dressed trade was steady to $4 higher at $187.
Feeder Cattle futures gained some ground Monday, amid limited trade, while Live Cattle closed narrowly mixed, despite stronger cash prices and wholesale beef values.
Live Cattle futures closed 32¢ lower to 32¢ higher.
Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 67¢ higher.
Wholesale beef values were firm to higher on moderate to fairly good demand and moderate offerings, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was $1.13 higher Monday afternoon at $215.42/cwt. Select was 44¢ higher at $200.94.