Live cattle futures settled with losses of 10 cents in the nearby contracts, with back months higher. Feeder cattle futures were up 72 cents this morning. The CME feeder cattle index was down 14 cents at $139.13, with futures at a modest discount to cash. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Wednesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 87 cents at $227.30, with Select boxes 79 cents higher at $207.88.