Slaughter cattle traded mostly steady for live and dressed sales. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 220.70 up 2.12 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 6.88.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 130,146 head.  Last week’s total head count was 96,477.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK