At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle ended the day higher, supported by the week’s steady to higher cash business. October live cattle closed $.22 higher at $143.87 and December lives closed $.07 higher at $149.97. September feeder cattle closed $.85 higher at $183.42 and October feeders closed $.47 higher at $185.95.
It was a quiet end to the week for direct cash cattle business. Live deals were at mostly $135 to $136 in the South, steady to $1 higher than the prior week’s weighted averages.