There was limited negotiated cash fed cattle trade Thursday with light to moderate demand in all major cattle feeding regions, but too few transactions to trend in any region. So far this week, trade has been at $109-$111/cwt. on a live basis in Nebraska and the western Corn Belt, with dressed sales in those regions at $174.
Cattle futures closed mostly narrowly mixed Thursday.
Other than 15¢ higher in spot Oct, Live Cattle futures closed an average of 17¢ lower.
Feeder Cattle futures closed mixed but mostly higher. The front two contracts were an average of $1.12 higher and then 7¢ lower to 35¢ higher across the rest of the board.
Wholesale beef values were sharply higher on moderate to good demand and moderate offerings, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was $2.26 higher Thursday afternoon at $206.82/cwt. Select was $1.16 higher at $192.35.