Trading is light in the Texas Panhandle with moderate demand. Compared to Tuesday, live sales are trending 1.50 higher at 86.00.

Trading was light in Kansas with moderate demand. Compared to Tuesday, live clean up sales sold steady to 1.00 higher from 84.50-85.50. Trading was light in Nebraska with moderate demand. Compared to Wednesday, live clean up sales sold steady to .50 higher from 84.50-85.50.

Boxed beef cutout values steady to firm on moderate to fairly good demand and moderate offerings. Choice cutout closed the day up .87 at 137.75 and Select closed the day up .10 at 133.34 with 341 total loads sold. Estimated cattle slaughter for Thursday was reported at 126,000 head. The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter steer for today was estimated at 8.32 per cwt live, up 0.38 when compared to Wednesday's value.