Slaughter cattle trade very light in all feeding regions and no trend is available. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 209.99 up 3.84 from last Friday. The Choice/Select spread is 17.03. Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled 21,280. Last week’s total head count was 151,283.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, Okla.