Although Cattle futures gained and then lost some steam to start the week, they closed mostly higher, helped along by firming wholesale beef values.
Except for 85¢ lower in spot Aug, Live Cattle futures closed an average of 26¢ higher.
Except for 15¢ lower in April, Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 33¢ higher.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was 30¢ lower Monday afternoon at $209.05/cwt. Select was 39¢ higher at $195.81.