At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle ended the day higher, ahead of the bulk of the week’s direct cash business. October live cattle closed $1.82 higher at $143.95 and December live cattle closed $1.67 higher at $149.95. September feeder cattle closed $1.45 higher at $182.90 and October feeder cattle closed $1.50 higher at $185.70.
There was a light direct cash cattle trade reported on Wednesday. Live deals in the North were at $140 to $142.