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Livestock markets report

Aug. 18, 2012 at 3:18 a.m.


BEEVILLE

Aug. 10

Cattle on hand: 526

Horses: 2

Sheep/goats: 21

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/good.

Steers: (200-300) $182-$245; (300-400) $139-$185; (400-500) $135-$166; (500-600) $125-$160; (600-700) $116-$134; and (700-800) $105-$130.

Heifers: (200-300) $155-$175; (300-400) $135-$195; (400-500) $129-$200; (500-600) $123-$182; (600-700) $108-$141; and (700-800) $102-$116.

Slaughter cows: $40-$83; slaughter bulls, $75-$94; stocker cows, $60-$97; bred cows, $560-$1,275; pairs, $1,010-$1,800; horses, $50-$125.

CUERO

Aug. 17

Receipts: 1,234

Had 65 cows and 16 bulls. There were not many cows and bulls on hand. The market was essentially the same as last week's market. The last 3 weeks have seen little change in these markets.

The calf market was stronger than last week's market. Real improvement was noted in the lower grades along with a general $2 to $3 better prices in all the other classes. Some heifers under 450 pounds look $4 to $5 per count higher. Heavy weight steers and heifers were a solid $2 to $3 higher. Not many light cattle but a good healthy market for all classes of calves.

Packer bulls: Heavy weights, $90-$95; lower grades, $82-$88.

Packer cows: breakers, $65-$74.50; boning cows, $68-$78.50; canners and cutters, $68-$89; light and weak, $40-$70.

Palpated dry cows: none; pairs: none.

Steer calves: (under 200) none; (200-250) none; (250-300) $186-$222.50; (300-350) $193-$215;(350-400) $171-$198; (400-450) $151-$173; (450-500) $148-$168; (500-600) $145-$157; (600-700) $131-$140; (700-800) $123-$133.

Bulls: (over 700) $119-$133.

Heifer Calves: (under 200) none; (200-250) $175-$191; (250-300) none; (300-350) $165-$171; (350-400) $152-$168; (400-450) $144-$159; (450-500) $140-$158; (500-600) $131-$149; (600-700) $124-$140.50; (700-800) $117-$121.

EDNA

Aug. 13

Receipts: 444

Steers: (200-300) $202-$246; (300-400) $167-$200; (400-500) $146-$182; (500-600) $138-$160; (600-700) $126-$140; and (700 and up) $113-$133.

Heifers: (200-300) $183-$237; (300-400) $141-$164; (400-500) $140-$158; (500-600) $128-$146; (600-700) $117-$131; (700 and up) $113-$121.

Stockers pairs: n/a; Stocker cows: n/a.

Packer cows: (600-800) $56-$66; and (800 and up) $67-$88. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $78-$100.

EL CAMPO

Aug. 14

Receipts: 311

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

Steers: (under 200) $190-$215; (200-300) $175-$210; (300-400) $170-$195; (400-500) $164-$191; (500-600) $137-$158; (over 600) $120-$140.

Heifers: (under 200) $190-$210; (200-300) $159-$185; (300-400) $159-$200; (400-500) $137-$150; (500-600) $130-$151; (over 600) $122-$138.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $72-$76; excessive fat, $70-$74; cutter, $76-$80; canner, $60-$70.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $93-$100; low dressing, $90-$95.

Replacement cows: pairs, $900-$950.

GONZALES

Aug. 11

Receipts: 699 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) $210-$280;(300-400) $185-$197.50; (400-500) $149-$175; (500-600) $132-$144; (600-700) $123-$131; (700-800) $118-$124.

Bull yearlings: (700-900) $91-$113.

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $175-$225; (300-400) $148-$169; (400-500) $139-$147; (500-600) $122-$138; and (600-700) $116-$118.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $74-$79; cutters, $77-$84.50; canners, $58-$68; and low yielding fat cows, $64-$71.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $93-$102.50; light weights and medium quality bulls, $83-$89. Stocker cows, $850-$1,150. Pairs, $1,050-$1,350.

HALLETTSVILLE

Aug. 14

Cattle on Hand: 1,211

Week ago: 1,109; Year ago: 2,789

Compared to last week: Better quality classes of calves and yearlings were stronger in all areas. Heavier weights 550 pounds and up sold $2 to $3 higher. Lighter weights were $2 to $5 higher. Demand was very good on all classes.

Packer cows and bulls sold fully steady on about 160 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $75-$88; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $63-$75; light weight canner cows, $53-$63.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $97-$103.50; utility and cutter bulls, $88-$97; light weight canner bulls, $78-$88.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $210-$275;(200-300) $190-$230;(300-400) $180-$220;(400-500) $148-$192.50; (500-600) $128-$158;(600-700) $120-$140;(700-800) $118-$130.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) $200-$270; (200-300) $165-$215;(300-400) $148-$182;(400-500) $132-$166;(500-600) $124-$152; (600-700) $117-$130;(700-800) $105-$121.

Stocker cows: good stocker cows and heifers, $1,000-$1,275; medium stocker cows and heifers, $775-$1,000; good cow and calf pairs, $1,275-$1,650; medium cow and calf pairs, $1,000-$1,275.

KARNES CITY

Aug. 11

Cattle on hand: 305

Market was steady and higher in spots.

Steers: (200-300) $170-$235; (300-400) $160-$195; (400-500) $142-$175; (500-600) $132-$145; (600-700) $128-$142; (700 and up) $110-$120.

Heifers: (200-300) $160-$185; (300-400) $145-$165; (400-500) $138-$180; (500-600) $128-$150; (600-700) $120-$135; (700 and up) $115-$125.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $850-$1,100, Pairs $1,100-$1,275; Packer cows: No. 1 $78-$89, No. 2 $68-$72, and Bulls $94-$98.

Goats and other (per head): 172 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $65-$95; (50-100) $75-$120. Nannies: $75-$115. Billies: $125-$185. Sheep: $95-$125. Rams: $115-$200. Piglets: $55-$80. Top Hogs: $50-$55 (per pound). Sows: $38-$45 (per pound). Boars: $8-$15 (per pound).

*No sale Sept. 1 due to Labor Day.

KARNES COUNTY

Aug. 16

Cattle on hand: 379. Market stronger compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $186-$220; (300-400) $171-$225; (400-500) $152-$194; (500-600) $132-$154; (600-700) $120-$131. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $164-$180; (300-400) $150-$190; (400-500) $138-$165; (500-600) $132-$150; (600-700) $120-$125.

Stocker cows: Bred good cows and heifers, $1,150-$1,650; medium cows and heifers, $800-$950; good cow/calf pairs, $1,600-$2,100; medium cow/calf pairs, $875-$925; common cow/calf pairs, $675-$750.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $75-$82; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $69-$74; light weight canner cows, $61-$68.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $90-$98; utility and canner bulls, $81-$89; and light weight canner bulls, $75-$80.

NIXON

Aug. 13

Volume: 804; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $188-$220; (300-400) $164-$213; (400-500) $147-$181; (500-600) $129-$155; (600-700) $119-$146; (700-800) $112-$129.

Heifers: (200-300) $161-$183; (300-400) $144-$200; (400-500) $133-$178; (500-600) $119-$178; (600-700) $111-$138; (700-800) $114-$116.

Slaughter cows: $56-$87; slaughter bulls, $91-$104; stocker cows, $730-$1,300; pairs, $1,400; horses, none.

*Closed on Sept. 3 for Labor Day.

WHARTON

Aug. 15

Receipts: 497

Steers: (200-300) $187-$246; (300-400) $177-$212.50; (400-500) $152-$186; (500-600) $138-$159; (600-700) $125-$142; (700 and up) $111-$121.

Heifers: (200-300) $188-$218; (300-400) $149-$177; (400-500) $145-$175; (500-600) $131-$157; (600-700) $122-$146; (700 and up) $104-$118.

Stocker pairs: $700-$960; stocker cows, n/a.

Packer cows: (600-800) $56-$68; (800 and up) $69-$89; packer bulls, (800 and up) $80-$102.

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