Slaughter cattle trade mostly steady for live trades and 1.00 lower live from last week’s limited early test. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 198.66 down 1.10 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 10.44.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 93,131.  Last week’s total head count was 125,251.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, Okla.