Slaughter cattle trade not established late Friday afternoon in all major feeding regions.  Boxed beef prices declined on the week but movement was good. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 200.37 down 1.45 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 7.80.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 25,536.  Last week’s total head count was 127,667.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, Okla.