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Livestock markets report

March 3, 2012 at midnight
Updated March 2, 2012 at 9:03 p.m.


BEEVILLE

Feb. 24

Cattle on hand: 254

Horses: 6

Sheep/goats: 9

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/high.

Steers: (200-300) $192-$250; (300-400) $185-$245; (400-500) $141-$217; (500-600) $132-$190; (600-700) $126-$163; and (700-800) $84-$130.

Heifers: (200-300) $141-$215; (300-400) $142-$225; (400-500) $138-$192; (500-600) $109-$159; (600-700) $105-$145; and (700-800) $89-$136.

Slaughter cows: $40-$90; slaughter bulls, $75-$97; stocker cows, $67-$109; bred cows, $560-$710; pairs, $750-$1,040; horses, $50-$325.

CUERO

March 2

Receipts: 620

Had 76 cows and 13 bulls. Bulls steady to higher, cows sold to a strong demand. Calves were lower.

Packer bulls: Heavy weights, $104-$107; lower grades, $930-$101.

Packer cows: Boning cows, $92-$94; cutters, $60-$94; low yielding cutters, $55-$66; fats, $80-$88.

Dry cows: $60-$91; young: $85-$105; palpated, $92-$111.

The calf market was very active.

Steer calves: (under 200) $236-$260; (200-250) $236-$250; (250-300) $245-$270; (300-350) $185-$245;(350-400) $174-$235; (400-450) $190-$235; (450-500) $150-$205; (500-600) $173-$191.

Heifer Calves: (under 200) $206-$250; (200-250) $210-$235; (250-300) $210-$230; (300-350) $210-$225; (350-400) $121-$210; (400-450) $175-$200; (450-500) $149-$190; (500-600) $131-$215; (over 700) $88-$121.

EDNA

Feb. 27

Receipts: 550

Steers: (200-300) $220-$262; (300-400) $233-$252; (400-500) $196-$221; (500-600) $180-$204; (600-700) n/a; and (700 and up) n/a.

Heifers: (200-300) $210-$245; (300-400) $198-$236; (400-500) $176-$209; (500-600) n/a; (600-700) n/a; (700 and up) n/a.

Stockers pairs: $670-$930; Stocker cows: $830-$1,200.

Packer cows: (600-800) $57-$76; and (800 and up) $78-$100. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $68-$107.

EL CAMPO

Feb. 28

Receipts: 443

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1 higher. Cows and bulls were steady to $2 higher.

Steers: (under 200) $220-$265; (200-300) $230-$267; (300-400) $218-$245; (400-500) $200-$227; (500-600) $187-$205; (over 600) $173-$185.

Heifers: (under 200) $212-$225; (200-300) $211-$255; (300-400) $192-$230; (400-500) $172-$207.50; (500-600) $157-$197.50; (over 600) $146-$175.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $87-$89; excessive fat, $84-$88; cutter, $89-$91; canner, $58-$65.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $96-$105; low dressing, $88-$94.

Replacement cows: bred, $1,000-$1,075.

GONZALES

Feb. 25

Receipts: 767 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) $230-$255;(300-400) $215-$220; (400-500) $195-$220; (500-600) $175-$195; (600-700) $134-$166; (700-800) $136-$140.

Bull yearlings: (700-900) $112-$138.

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $190-$225; (300-400) $180-$210; (400-500) $165-$180; (500-600) $147-$160; and (600-700) $141-$147.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $67-$76; cutters, $78-$92; canners, $54-$60; and low yielding fat cows, $71-$77.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $97-$109; light weights and medium quality bulls, $74-$94. Stocker cows, $850-$1,150. Pairs, $975-$1,800.

HALLETTSVILLE

Feb. 28

Cattle on Hand: 831

Week ago: 682; Year ago: 999

Compared to last week: The calves and yearlings sold steady this week. Demand continues strong in all areas. Calves getting a little fleshier each week.

Packer cows and bulls sold $2 higher on about 140 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $75-$96.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $59-$75; light weight canner cows, $49-$59.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $88-$106.50; utility and cutter bulls, $79-$88; light weight canner bulls, $68-$79.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (150-200) $210-$275;(200-300) $195-$255: (300-400) $188-$210; (400-500) $176-$205; (500-600) $158-$195; (600-700) $148-$175;(700-800) $140-$153.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (150-200) $200-$260; (200-300) $180-$230;(300-400) $175-$225; (400-500) $165-$190;(500-600) $145-$176; (600-700) $138-$158; (700-800) $120-$138.

No. 2 and 3: Steer and bull calves, (200-300) $120-$193; (300-400) $120-$188; (400-500) $118-$175; (500-600) $115-$160; (600-700) $110-$148.

No. 2 and 3: Heifer calves, (200-300) $118-$185; (300-400) $118-$176; (400-500) $115-$166; (500-600) $112-$145; (600-700) $105-$138.

KARNES CITY

Feb. 25

Cattle on hand: 442

Market was very strong and active.

Steers: (200-300) $208-$260; (300-400) $205-$254; (400-500) $195-$235; (500-600) $168-$185; (600-700) $142-$160; (700 and up) $130-$140.

Heifers: (200-300) $210-$225; (300-400) $185-$215; (400-500) $175-$200; (500-600) $160-$176; (600-700) $145-$160; (700 and up) $128-$150.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $925-$1,100, Pairs n/a; Packer cows: No. 1 $83-$94, No. 2 $70-$78, and Bulls $100-$106.

Goats and other (per head): 145 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $65-$100; (50-100) $100-$145. Nannies: $95-$180. Billies: $140-$340. Sheep: $75-$100. Rams: $130-$220. Piglets: $45-$85. Top Hogs: $51-$56 (per pound). Sows: $42-$50 (per pound). Boars: $15-$32 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

March 1

Cattle on hand: 127. Market cheaper compared to last week.

Cows: 36

Bulls: 2

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $189-$255; (300-400) $170-$225; (400-500) $185-$210; (500-600) $174-$185; (600-700) n/a. No. 1 heifer calves - (200-300) $211-$240; (300-400) $178-$201; (400-500) $165-$175; (500-600) $148-$170; (600-700) $139-$145.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $975-$1,100; medium cows and heifers, $825-$950; medium cow/calf pairs, n/a.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $85-$92; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $79-$84; light weight canner cows, $70-$78.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $80-$87; utility and canner bulls $75-$79; and light weight canner bulls, $70-$74.

NIXON

Feb. 27

Volume: 793; horses: 0;

sheep and goats: 1.

Steers: (200-300) $208-$250; (300-400) $186-$240; (400-500) $181-$222; (500-600) $167-$195; (600-700) $148-$166; (700-800) $150-$155.

Heifers: (200-300) $192-$238; (300-400) $168-$224; (400-500) $164-$195; (500-600) $154-$190; (600-700) $139-$159; (700-800) $148-$170.

Slaughter cows: $55-$92; slaughter bulls, $82-$101; stocker cows, $850-$1,200; pairs, n/a.

WHARTON

Feb. 29

Receipts: 423

Steers: (200-300) $214-$262; (300-400) $201-$242; (400-500) $178-$210; (500-600) $165-$190; (600-700) $154-$175; (700 and up) n/a.

Heifers: (200-300) $192-$260; (300-400) $174-$216; (400-500) $157-$195; (500-600) $156-$190; (600-700) $157-$186; (700 and up) n/a.

Stocker pairs: $930-$1,210; stocker cows, $820-$1,160.

Packer cows: (600-800) $56-$83; (800 and up) $85-$101; packer bulls, (800 and up) $60-$111.

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