Slaughter cattle traded mostly steady to 1.00 lower for live and dressed offerings.  Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 204.63 down 2.15 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 3.78.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 17,050 head.  Last week’s total head count was 103,970.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK