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Livestock markets report

By Victoria Advocate
April 21, 2012 at midnight
Updated April 20, 2012 at 11:21 p.m.


BEEVILLE

April 13

Cattle on hand: 968

Horses: 2

Sheep/goats: 12

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/high.

Steers: (200-300) $175-$245; (300-400) $171-$216; (400-500) $160-$196; (500-600) $149-$180; (600-700) $127-$155; and (700-800) $118-$135.

Heifers: (200-300) $170-$220; (300-400) $160-$230; (400-500) $148-$170; (500-600) $133-$165; (600-700) $120-$142; and (700-800) $86-$110.

Slaughter cows: $40-$89; slaughter bulls, $75-$106; stocker cows, $67-$100; bred cows, $700-$1,875; pairs, $910-$2,000; horses, $50-$170.

CUERO

April 20

Receipts: 998

Had 107 cows and 17 bulls. Bulls stronger, Cows were a little weaker. Others about steady.

Packer bulls: Heavy weights, $101-$108; lower grades, $81-$99.

Packer cows: Boning cows, $84-$93; cutters, $75-$91; low yielding cutters, $48-$64.

Dry cows: $68-$89; young: $70-$99; pairs: $1,055-$1,480.

Steer calves: (under 200) $155-$300; (250-300) $143-$285; (300-350) $173-$221; (350-400) $140-$206; (400-450) $147-$190; (450-500) $154-$175; (500-600) $150-$176; (600-700) $118-$149. (over 700) $119-$134.

Heifer Calves: (under 200) $135-$285; (200-250) $195-$270; (250-300) $163-$290; (300-350) $176-$200; (350-400) $140-$180; (400-450) $151-$181; (450-500) $157-$165; (500-600) $142-$156; (600-700) $130-$145; (over 700) $105-$122.

EDNA

April 16

Receipts: 657

Steers: (200-300) $184-$230; (300-400) $192-$212; (400-500) $178-$195; (500-600) $160-$184; (600-700) $137-$159.

Heifers: (200-300) $181-$222; (300-400) $173-$190; (400-500) $163-$186; (500-600) $150-$167; (600-700) $133-$150.

Stockers pairs: $800-$2,300; Stocker cows: $900-$1,450.

Packer cows: (600-800) $58-$79; and (800 and up) $80-$97. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $84-$112.

EL CAMPO

April 17

Receipts: 282

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady. Cows and bulls were steady to $1 higher.

Steers: (under 200) $220-$260; (200-300) $216-$237.50; (300-400) $193-$228; (400-500) $183-$201; (500-600) $166-$184; (over 600) $147-$161.

Heifers: (under 200) $200-$250; (200-300) $191-$223; (300-400) $177-$235; (400-500) $157-$185; (500-600) $150-$170; (over 600) $138-$148.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $82-$90; excessive fat, $80-$88; cutter, $90-$95; canner, $60-$75.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $105-$111; low dressing, $98-$103.

Replacement cows: bred, $105-$120; pairs, $1,400-$1,600.

GONZALES

April 14

Receipts: 1,411 cattle

Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady. Packer cows sold steady.

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $220-$255;(300-400) $205-$225; (400-500) $180-$195; (500-600) $162-$183; (600-700) $136-$158; (700-800) $131-$133.

Bull yearlings: (700-900) $118-$129.

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $180-$215; (300-400) $175-$195; (400-500) $151-$172; (500-600) $146-$150; and (600-700) $132-$144.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $72-$81; cutters, $84-$93.50; canners, $56-$67; and low yielding fat cows, $74-$76.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $99-$109.50; light weights and medium quality bulls, $89-$96. Stocker cows, $850-$1,250. Pairs, $975-$1,700.

HALLETTSVILLE

April 17

Cattle on Hand: 1,126

Week ago: 726; Year ago: 1,348

Compared to last week: Calves and yearlings sold mostly steady on the better quality classes. Plainer quality and fleshy types sold weaker.

Packer cows and bulls sold steady and very strong on about 210 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $79-$95; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $59-$79; light weight canner cows, $47-$59.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $100-$115; utility and cutter bulls, $88-$100; light weight canner bulls, $80-$88.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves: (150-200) $220-$285;(200-300) $215-$245;(300-400) $190-$232.50;(400-500) $178-$195; (500-600) $146-$185;(600-700) $145-$167.50;(700-800) $134-$150.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (150-200) $210-$265; (200-300) $175-$230;(300-400) $165-$190;(400-500) $152-$180;(500-600) $135-$161; (600-700) $128-$146;(700-800) $115-$130.

No. 2 and 3: Steer and bull calves, (200-300) $125-$205;(300-400) $120-$190;(400-500) $120-$178; (500-600) $116-$150;(600-700) $110-$145.

No. 2 and 3: Heifer calves, (200-300) $120-$185;(300-400) $120-$170; (400-500) $115-$155;(500-600) $110-$140; (600-700) $105-$128.

KARNES CITY

April 16

Cattle on hand: 972

Market was strong on stocker cows. Calf market was softer.

Steers: (200-300) $205-$220; (300-400) $180-$200; (400-500) $165-$188; (500-600) $158-$181; (600-700) $140-$155; (700 and up) $130-$136.

Heifers: (200-300) $195-$215; (300-400) $174-$192; (400-500) $168-$180; (500-600) $145-$172; (600-700) $140-$152; (700 and up) $120-$132.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $1,100-$1,975, Pairs $1,250-$2,450; Packer cows: No. 1 $85-$95, No. 2 $75-$80, and Bulls $103-$105.

Goats and other (per head): 134 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $55-$75; (50-100) $130-$145. Nannies: $85-$135. Billies: $105-$165. Sheep: $90-$240. Rams: $125-$200. Piglets: $30-$70. Top Hogs: $45-$52 (per pound). Sows: $35-$45 (per pound). Boars: $10-$15 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

April 19

Cattle on hand: 364. Market steady compared to last week.

Cows: 39

Bulls: 10

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $228-$245; (300-400) $191-$203; (400-500) $180-$192; (500-600) $165-$186; (600-700) $150-$165. No. 1 heifer calves - (200-300) $191-$200; (300-400) $174-$188; (400-500) $163-$178; (500-600) $144-$164; (600-700) $140-$160.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $800-$950; medium cows and heifers, $95-$102.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $80-$87; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $72-$79; light weight canner cows, $65-$71.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $98-$107; utility and canner bulls $90-$97; and light weight canner bulls, $82-$89.

NIXON

Date: April 16

Volume: cows: 288; bulls: 8; Steers: (200-300) $164-$220; (300-400) $165-$240; (400-500) $158-$205; (500-600) $140-$183; (600-700) $122-$151; (700-800) $106-$139.

Heifers: (200-300) $149-$215; (300-400) $144-$218; (400-500) $135-$190; (500-600) $127-$156; (600-700) $115-$141; (700-800) $97-$126.

Slaughter cows: $58-$84; slaughter bulls, $77-$96; stocker cows, $500-$900; pairs, $850-$1,020.

WHARTON

April 18

Receipts: 471

Steers: (200-300) $202-$295; (300-400) $166-$214; (400-500) $159-$192; (500-600) $151-$181; (600-700) $134-$159; (700 and up) $120-$140.

Heifers: (200-300) $153-$260; (300-400) $159-$192; (400-500) $152-$179; (500-600) $141-$177; (600-700) $135-$146.

Stocker pairs: $1,130-$1,300; stocker cows, $830-$1,110.

Packer cows: (600-800) $56-$83; (800 and up) $84-$97; packer bulls, (800 and up) $84-$114.

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