The cash cattle trade turned moderately active in most areas with prices generally steady with last week. Live trade in the South was marked at $119. More active trade volume was detected in Nebraska where dressed deals held steady at $193. According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed $1.65 lower compared with the Prior Day settlement $83.00-$99.00, weighted average $97.30). Corn futures closed fractionally mixed in the December through September 2014 contracts. Nearby September closed up 3.
Futures closed mostly lower, down 12 to 25. The live cattle pit experienced choppy ...