Live cattle futures settled the day with most contracts steady to 50 cents lower, as nearby April was 35 cents higher. Feeder cattle futures were down a $1.02 on Tuesday. The CME feeder cattle index was down 17 cents on March 8 at $143.17. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 17 cents at $223.73, with Select boxes 74 cents lower at $216.75.