Slaughter cattle sold mostly steady.  Dressed trade in Nebraska was 1.00-2.00 lower. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 180.87 up 4.23 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 15.67.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled about 79,579 head.  Last week’s total head count was 148,440 head.
Source: USDA-Okla. Dept. of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, Okla.