Negotiated cash fed cattle trade was mainly steady through late Friday afternoon at $110-$112/cwt. on a live basis and at $174-$175 in the beef. Trade remained undeveloped in the Southern Plains.
Steady cash and surging Lean Hog futures helped cap pressure in Cattle futures.
Other than narrowly mixed through the front four contracts, Live Cattle futures closed an average of 36¢ higher.
Except for 12¢ lower in Jan, Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of 45¢ higher.
Wholesale beef values were steady to weak on light to moderate demand and moderate offerings, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was 61¢ lower Friday afternoon at $203.25/cwt. Select was 24¢ lower at $191.74.