Slaughter cattle traded mostly steady to 1.00 higher for live and 1.00 higher on dressed sales.  Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 221.23 up 0.53 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 8.73.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 122,247 head.  Last week’s total head count was 130,304.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK