Slaughter cattle trade mostly steady in the Southern plains, in Nebraska live sales were 2.00-3.00 lower while dressed trades fully 2.00 lower. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 205.24 down 1.72 from last Friday. The Choice/Select spread is 15.34. Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 40,915. Last week’s total head count was 107,771.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, Okla.