April cattle closed 37 lower on the session and down 32 for the week. A steady decline in beef prices since the large Midwestern storm and speculative long liquidation selling seemed to be the key forces to pressure the market. Cattle traded down as much as 92 points early in the session to give back part of yesterday's strong gains but the market recovered to trade steady on the day into the mid-session. The US equity markets recovered from early weakness on news of a potentially less violent transition of power in Egypt and a calmer protester stance helped support. Early weakness came from talk of hefty deliveries and ideas that the temperatures in the plains will warm considerably into the weekend which may lesson the stress on feedlot cattle. News that some cash cattle traded lower on the week in Nebraska added to the negative tone early. Kansas cattle traded at $106.00 today, unchanged on the week and Texas cattle traded at $107.00 for the week, also unchanged for the week. Boxed-beef cut-out values at mid-session came in at $168.13, down $.87 on the day and down from $171.15 last week at this time.