Slaughter cattle traded mostly 3.00-5.00 higher for live and 5.00 higher dressed offerings.  Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 207.50 up 2.87 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 4.76.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 43,400 head.  Last week’s total head count was 17,050.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK