Slaughter cattle traded mostly 1.00-3.00 lower for live and steady to 1.00 lower on dressed offerings.  Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 215.60 up 8.10 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 5.55.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 109,761 head.  Last week’s total head count was 37,258.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK