Early dressed sales in the western Corn Belt on Monday were $5-$7 higher than last week at $160/cwt., according to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. Although too few to trend, there were some live sales in Kansas at $93-$95 (steady to $2 lower) and some dressed sales in Nebraska at $155-$160 ($5-$6 higher).
Cattle futures built on the previous session’s gains, supported by surging outside markets and likely helped along by technicals.
Live Cattle futures closed an average of 96¢ higher (40¢ higher to $1.25 higher).
Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of $1.09 higher (55¢ to $1.37 higher).
Choice boxed beef cutout value was 2¢ higher Monday afternoon at $205.46/cwt. Select was $1.79 lower at $196.97.
Corn futures closed 2¢ to 4¢ higher through Jul ’21 and then fractionally higher to 1¢ higher.
Soybean futures closed mostly 7¢ to 9¢ higher.