Slaughter cattle trade not established due to limited trades late last Friday afternoon in all major feeding regions. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 199.76 down 0.61 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 10.09.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 72,147.  Last week’s total head count was 122,306.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, Okla.