Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — Beef and cattle prices bounced back sharply in the past ten days. Choice boxed beef ended last week at $218.56/ cwt., up $14.82cwt. from the recent low on May 6. Wholesale prices were generally higher last week for end meats (round and chuck) as well as middle meats (rib and loin). Five-market fed cattle prices ended the week of May 13 at $132.64/ cwt., up $14.61/cwt. from the May 4 low. Auction prices for feeder cattle in Oklahoma were mostly up four to six percent in the past one to two weeks.

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