Slaughter cattle trade mostly steady for live and dressed from last week’s limited early test. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 201.09 up 3.59 from last Friday. The Choice/Select spread is 13.69. Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 102,434. Last week’s total head count was 103,896.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, Okla.