Negotiated cash fed cattle trade continued in Nebraska through Thursday afternoon at $116/cwt., which was $1 lower than last week, but steady to $1 higher than on Wednesday. Dressed sales were at $183-$186, which was steady to $2 lower than the previous week.
Cattle futures mostly edged higher Thursday, helped along by the previous day’s bullish Cold Storage report, oversold conditions and continued sluggishness.
Except for 2¢ lower in Feb, Live Cattle futures closed an average of 21¢ higher.
Except for 2¢ lower at the back of the board, Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 21¢ higher.
Wholesale beef values were firm to higher on moderate to fairly good demand and moderate offerings, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was $1.04 higher Thursday afternoon at $220.79/cwt. Select was 72¢ higher at $206.53.
Corn futures closed 2¢ to 5¢ lower through May ‘20 and then mostly fractionally lower to 1¢ lower.
Soybean futures closed 7¢ lower in the front five contracts and then mostly fractionally lower to 3¢ lower.