Direct cash cattle trade is scattered with a few bids renewed at $110 live and $175 to $178 dressed. They are still far from the current asking prices of $115 to $118 live and $185 dressed. Packer inquiry is expected to improve throughout the day. But the wide spread between bids and asking prices could further delay any significant trade.
At the close, at the Pratt Livestock Auction receipts were down on the week, but up on the year.