At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle ended the day lower waiting for direct cash business to develop. August lives closed $1.67 lower at $132.92 and October lives closed $1.50 lower at $138.47. August feeder cattle closed $1.80 lower at $172.70 and September feeder cattle closed $1.55 lower at $176.10.
It was a quiet Tuesday for direct cash cattle business. The holiday-shortened week is off to a slow start. One bid did surface in Nebraska at $145 live.