Negotiated cash fed cattle trade was limited on light demand in the Southern Plains through Thursday afternoon, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Elsewhere, trade was slow with moderate demand.
For the week, live prices are generally steady to $2 lower in the Southern Plains at $119-$120/cwt. and steady to either side of steady at $123-$125 in the north. Dressed trade is steady in the western Corn Belt at $196-$202 but steady to $4 higher in Nebraska at $198-$202.
Cattle futures closed lower Thursday, pressured by declining wholesale beef prices and softer cash prices.
Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of $1.28 lower.
Live Cattle futures closed an average of $1.24 lower.
Choice was boxed beef cutout value was $2.93 lower Thursday afternoon at $281.97/cwt. Select was $2.02 lower at $260.06
Favorable weather continued to pressure Corn and Soybean futures Thursday.
Corn futures closed down between 6¢ and 14¢ lower through the front six contracts.
Soybean futures closed between 1¢ and 7¢ lower through the front six contracts, except for spot July, up 3¢.