Cattle Futures - Live Cattle Finish Uneven

US - CME live cattle posted an uneven finish. April through August ended steady to higher on fund buying and forward spreading that was associated with traders settling accounts before the weekend.
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Meanwhile, other cattle contracts landed in mildly negative territory when participants bailed out of back months, especially after CBOT corn's early-session sharp gains deteriorated, and bought front-month options.

Beef futures opened mostly firm in response to Thursday's cash strength and profitable estimated beef packer margins.

Live-basis fed cattle moved this week at $92 to $93 per hundredweight, which surpassed last week's sales by as much as $3.

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