Slaughter cattle trade mostly 4.00-5.00 higher for live and 6.00-7.00 higher dressed from last week. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 206.15 up 5.06 from last Friday. The Choice/Select spread is 14.64. Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 113,956. Last week’s total head count was 112,772.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, Okla.