I guess I don't understand your question. What do you mean by "3 n 1s"?
The cattle futures on the Chicago board of Trade are sky high! Based upon what guys are paying "routinely" now for 840-850 pounders ($2.24 per pound), this gives them a "break even" of $1.65 on a finished basis. With December fat cattle trading in the $156.00 range..........looks like quite a loss to me.