Slaughter cattle only lightly traded this week.  No trades as of the time of this report for Texas.  Limited sales in Kansas were 2.00 lower. Slaughter cattle in Nebraska though lightly tested were 3.00-4.00 higherlive and 5.00 higher dressed.  Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 218.58 down .37 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 6.07.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon
totaled about 38,700 head.  Last week’s total head count was 123,872 head.
SOURCE: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK