Negotiated cash fed cattle trade appeared steady to either side of even in two regions through Friday afternoon.
Live sales in the western Corn Belt, was mainly steady at $114-$115/cwt., while dressed sales were steady to $2 higher at $184-$186.
The Texas Cattle Feeders Association reported its members trading at $112, which was $1 less than the previous week.
Cattle futures continued to soften Friday with continued pressure from rising grain prices.
Live Cattle futures closed an average of 56¢ lower.
Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 88¢ lower amid extremely light trade.
Wholesale beef values were steady on Choice and lower on Select with light to moderate demand and moderate to heavy offerings, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was 13¢ higher Friday afternoon at $222.23/cwt. Select was $1.95 lower at $202.76.
Corn futures closed 4¢ to 11¢ higher through Jul ‘20 and then mostly fractionally lower to 3¢ lower.
Soybean futures closed 5¢ to 8¢ higher through May ‘20 (mostly 8¢) and then mostly 1¢ to 3¢ higher.