Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mixed ahead of widespread direct business, while feeders were up on the lower move in corn. October live was down $.45 at $144.35 and December was $.40 lower at $150.05. September feeders were up $.52 at $179.97 and October was $.90 higher at $181.42.
Direct cash cattle trade was limited, with no established trend and most of the major feeding areas remaining quiet. A few dressed sales in Nebraska were reported at $226 to $227, with even lighter live trade in the north at $143.