Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle were mixed ahead of the week’s direct business, while feeders were sharply lower on the higher move in corn. December live was down $.30 at $151.27 and February was up $.50 at $153.05. January feeders were $2.42 lower at $177.02 and March was down $1.97 at $179.80.
Direct cash cattle markets were generally very quiet. Asking prices are $151 to $152 on the live basis in the south with a handful of bids at $238 dressed in the north and widespread business not expected to start until Wednesday or Thursday.