At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle ended the day mostly lower ahead of widespread direct cash business. April live cattle closed $.30 lower at $162.02 and June lives closed $.87 lower at $155.52. April feeders closed $.02 lower at $194.62 and May feeders closed $.80 lower at $199.15.
It was a typically quiet start to the week for direct cash cattle business. Showlists are mixed – somewhat higher in Nebraska, but lower in Kansas and in Texas.