At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle ended the day lower on profit-taking, the higher corn, and the less than stellar export sales report. August live closed $1.47 lower at $135.40 and October live cattle closed $1.35 lower at $139.92. August feeders closed $1.90 lower at $178.90 and September feeders closed $1.45 lower at $181.62.
There was some scattered direct cash cattle business reported on Thursday. Live deals were at $140 in Nebraska and Colorado.