Direct cash cattle trade is quiet with just a few scattered bids renewed at $108 live and $172 to $178 dressed. There is still a widespread from the current asking prices of $115 live and $183 dressed. Packer inquiry is expected to improve throughout the day – significant trade volume could be delayed until Friday.
At the Springfield Livestock Auction in Missouri, receipts are up on the week and the year. Compared to last week, lightweight steers are $8 to $10 higher and heifer calves were steady to $6 higher.