Live cattle futures ended Tuesday with most nearby contracts steady to 20 cents higher and back months lower. Feeder cattle futures were also mixed, with front months slightly higher. The CME feeder cattle index was up 29 cents on February 19 at $148.11. Wholesale boxed beef values were sharply higher on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $3.35 at $215.92, with Select boxes $2.97 higher at $210.40.