As expected, negotiated cash fed cattle trade remained undeveloped through Tuesday afternoon.
Cattle futures firmed, amid continued light trade, apparently spurred along by short covering, more than anything.
Live Cattle futures closed an average of 62¢ higher.
Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 91¢ higher.
Corn futures closed most 1¢ higher.
Soybean futures closed mostly 2¢ to 3¢ higher.
Wholesale beef values were steady on Choice and higher on Select with light to moderate demand and light offerings, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was 1¢ higher Tuesday afternoon at $212.68/cwt. Select was 97¢ higher at $204.73.