Negotiated cash fed cattle trade was mostly inactive on very light demand in Kansas and the western Corn Belt through Monday afternoon, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service. Elsewhere, trade was at a standstill. Depending on the region last week, live prices were generally $1-$2 higher at $119-$121/cwt. on a live basis and at $188-$191 in the beef.
Feeder Cattle futures gained to start the week as Corn futures maintained their lower pace, in relative terms.
Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of $1.14 higher (37¢ to $1.60 higher).
Live Cattle futures were mixed on Monday, though as the slower pace of slaughter cork potential.
Live Cattle futures closed mixed, from an average of 29¢ lower to an average of 20¢ higher.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was $2.68 higher Monday afternoon at $319.62/cwt. Select was $3.70 higher at $296.89.
Corn futures closed mostly 1¢ to 3¢ higher, except for 8.6¢ higher in new spot Jly and 3¢ to 5¢ lower in most new crop contracts.
Soybean futures closed mostly 1¢ to 4¢ lower.