The fed market continued to trade near the previous week’s highs depending on region. Tighter supplies in the North allowed for cash trade in the beef, but prices were off $2 from a 2 weeks ago. In the South, where supplies are seasonally more adequate, cash traded from $123 to $124 live, which was up $1 to $3 from 2 weeks ago. Live cattle futures cooled $1 to $2 last week. Box beef volumes were down slightly, and prices were steady to higher for the week despite weaker end meat purchases. The Choice and Select cutouts had improved $3.50 and $2.50, respectively, early in the week. However, those prices pulled back about $1 by last Thursday. Feeder cattle values were even to $3 higher, and the feeder index reached an all-time high at $136.03. Sale volumes are light, but calves were quoted $2 lower to $5 higher on the week. Slaughter cows were mostly steady, but still at very high levels. Corn prices were steady to slightly higher on the week, but remain over $1.50 higher than their lows four weeks ago. For recent market news and analysis, visit CattleFax.com.