Slaughter cattle 3.00 lower with dressed sales in Nebraska 4.00 lower.Packer demand remains good as beef trade held firm for the week.  Feedyards continue to market cattle on a timely basis as cash prices remain ahead of the current futures contract. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 190.66 down .16 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 1.47.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled about 86,250 head.  Last week’s total head count was 96,897 head.
Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK