Due to the Veterans Day Holiday this report is being issued early. Thru Thursday slaughter cattle trade has yet to develop.  Limited trade on a live basis sold 1.00-4.00 lower.  Dressed trade not yet established at the time of this report.  
Boxed Beef prices as of Thursday afternoon averaged 177.13 down 3.74 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 16.92.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Thursday afternoon totaled about 20,100 head.  Last week’s total head count was 90,419 head.
Source: USDA-Okla. Dept. of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, Okla.