Week ending Mar. 30th

Slaughter cattle traded mostly 4.00-5.00 lower for live and 10.00-13.00 lower for dressed sales. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday at noon averaged 214.83 down 4.92 from last Friday. The Choice/ Select spread is 12.07. Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negoti- ated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 92,484 head. Last week’s total head count was 126,648.

Source: USDA- Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, Okla.