At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed mostly higher and feeders were up, watching corn and the direct markets. October live cattle closed $.22 higher at $145.72 and December lives closed $.07 lower at $150.90. October feeders closed $1.05 higher at $182.30 and November feeders closed $.77 higher at $183.52.
It was a quiet Monday for direct cash cattle trade activity. Bids and asking prices have been slow to surface. Showlists this week are mixed – somewhat higher in Texas, but lower in Kansas and Nebraska/Colorado.