Cattle futures weakened further Monday, along with other commodities and financial markets as fears about a contracting economy, high unabated inflation and increasing interest rates ruled the day.
Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of $1.75 lower ($1.20 lower toward the front to $2.40 lower in the back contract.
Live Cattle futures closed an average of $1.32 lower (77¢ to $1.70 lower).
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade ranged from mostly inactive on very light demand to a standstill through Monday afternoon, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.
Last week, live prices were $143/cwt. in the Southern Plains, $144-$145 in Nebraska and $145-$148 in the western Corn Belt. Dressed prices were $228-$232 in Nebraska and $227-$243 in the western Corn Belt.
Choice boxed beef cutout value was 79¢ lower Monday afternoon at $247.84/cwt. Select was $4.04 higher at $223.35.
Corn futures closed 8¢ to 11¢ lower through Sep ’23 and then mostly 5¢ lower.
Soybean futures closed mostly 11¢ to 15¢ lower.