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Livestock markets report

By Victoria Advocate
March 17, 2012 at midnight
Updated March 16, 2012 at 10:17 p.m.


BEEVILLE

March 9

Cattle on hand: 119

Horses: 3

Sheep/goats: 16

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/high.

Steers: (200-300) $188-$255; (300-400) $185-$242; (400-500) $172-$235; (500-600) $136-$193; (600-700) $127-$155; and (700-800) $81-$128.

Heifers: (200-300) $146-$207; (300-400) $134-$215; (400-500) $130-$185; (500-600) $125-$170; (600-700) $96-$110; and (700-800) $93-$115.

Slaughter cows: $40-$92; slaughter bulls, $75-$97; stocker cows, $67-$104; bred cows, $580-$1,230; pairs, $800-$1,010; horses, $50-$260.

CUERO

March 16

Receipts: 906

Had 62 cows and 32 bulls. Bulls higher. Cows sold to a strong demand. Calves were steady. Nine bulls sold for over $1 a pound. Steers sold higher. Heifers about steady.

Packer bulls: Heavy weights, $101-$114; lower grades, $75-$98.

Packer cows: cutters, $89-$98; few cutters, $74-$81; low cutters, $60-$72; fat cows, $80-$89.

Young cows: $91-$101; palpated, $71-$110; cow and calf pairs: one at $1,120.

The calf market was very active.

Steer calves: (under 200) $205-$265;(200-250) n/a;(250-300) $223-$261;(300-350) $151-$235;(350-400) $154-$216; (400-450) $175-$210;(450-500) $164-$205;(500-600) $169-$181;(600-700) $157-$174;(over 700) $144.

Bulls: (500-600) n/a.

Heifer Calves: (under 200) $200-$255;(200-250) n/a; (250-300) $140-$215; (300-350) $155-$206; (350-400) $128-$227; (400-450) $160-$193; (450-500) $154-$189; (500-600) $145-$180; (600-700) $129-$155.

EDNA

March 12

Receipts: 131

Steers: (200-300) $212-$240; (300-400) $185-$238; (400-500) $186-$220; (500-600) $140-$188; (600-700) $129-$169; and (700 and up) n/a.

Heifers: (200-300) $200-$225; (300-400) $165-$215; (400-500) $145-$190; (500-600) $152-$174; (600-700) n/a; (700 and up) n/a.

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

Packer cows: (600-800) $60-$78; and (800 and up) $79-$94. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $80-$106.

EL CAMPO

March 13

Receipts: 262

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $3 higher. Cows and bulls were steady.

Steers: (under 200) $215-$260; (200-300) $197-$255; (300-400) $213-$250; (400-500) $200-$245; (500-600) $170-$202.50; (over 600) $158-$175.

Heifers: (under 200) $210-$255; (200-300) $196-$270; (300-400) $194-$210; (400-500) $172-$195; (500-600) $156-$170; (over 600) $139-$155.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $76-$82; excessive fat, $74-$81; cutter, $82-$86; canner, $35-$55.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $100-$106; low dressing, $90-$100.

Replacement cows: bred, n/a.

GONZALES

March 10

Receipts: 182 cattle

Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold $3 to $4 lower. Packer cows sold steady.

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $230-$255;(300-400) $195-$235; (400-500) $180-$200; (500-600) $175-$190; (600-700) $132-$152; (700-800) $131-$138.

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

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $180-$215; (300-400) $175-$200; (400-500) $155-$172; (500-600) $142-$148; and (600-700) $130-$137.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $71-$78; cutters, $84-$92; canners, $56-$64; and low yielding fat cows, $74-$78.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $96-$106; light weights and medium quality bulls, $74-$94. Stocker cows, $850-$1,000. Pairs, $975-$1,200.

HALLETTSVILLE

March 13

Cattle on Hand: 494

Week ago: 738; Year ago: 1,096

Compared to last week: What a wonderful rain! Calves and yearlings sold higher in all areas. Demand extremely good for all classes.

Packer cows and bulls sold steady on about 90 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $78-$96; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $59-$78; light weight canner cows, $49-$59.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $93-$107.50; utility and cutter bulls, $82-$93; light weight canner bulls, $72-$82.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (150-200) $210-$260;(200-300)$195-$257.50: (300-400) $190-$242.50; (400-500) $178-$220; (500-600)$158-$190; (600-700) $148-$170;(700-800) $138-$150.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (150-200) $200-$255; (200-300) $180-$225;(300-400) $175-$215; (400-500) $162-$190;(500-600) $146-$182; (600-700) $138-$160; (700-800) $118-$145.

No. 2 and 3: Steer and bull calves, (200-300) $120-$195; (300-400) $120-$188; (400-500) $118-$176; (500-600) $116-$158; (600-700) $110-$146.

No. 2 and 3: Heifer calves, (200-300) $118-$182; (300-400) $118-$176; (400-500) $115-$160; (500-600) $110-$145; (600-700) $105-$137.

KARNES CITY

March 10

Cattle on hand: 188

Market was very strong and active.

Steers: (200-300) $235-$278; (300-400) $226-$270; (400-500) $193-$245; (500-600) $145-$158; (600-700) $145-$150; (700 and up) $130-$142.

Heifers: (200-300) $188-$215; (300-400) $195-$230; (400-500) $176-$190; (500-600) $160-$165; (600-700) $145-$155; (700 and up) $110-$120.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $925-$1,250, Pairs $1,100-$1,450; Packer cows: No. 1 $83-$85, No. 2 $70-$80, and Bulls $103-$105.

Goats and other (per head): 52 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $80-$125; (50-100) $90-$150. Nannies: $90-$185. Billies: $135-$180. Sheep: $75-$145. Rams: $115-$300. Piglets: $45-$85. Top Hogs: $52-$58 (per pound). Sows: $42-$50 (per pound). Boars: $15-$32 (per pound).

*First annual replacement sale set for April 14. Over 300 females and still taking consignments.

KARNES COUNTY

March 15

Cattle on hand: 197. Market stronger compared to last week.

Cows: 37

Bulls: 6

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $240-$275; (300-400) $203-$216; (400-500) $185-$202; (500-600) $175-$192; (600-700) $150-$166. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $194-$213; (300-400) $187-$209; (400-500) $172-$189; (500-600) $163-$170; (600-700) $144-$158.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $980-$990; medium cows and heifers, n/a; medium cow/calf pairs, n/a.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $85-$93.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $79-$84; light weight canner cows, $71-$78.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $89-$107.50; utility and canner bulls $80-$88; and light weight canner bulls, n/a.

NIXON

March 12

Volume: 157; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $230-$265; (300-400) $191-$238; (400-500) $169-$210; (500-600) $132-$175; (600-700) $150-$155; (700-800) $90-$117.

Heifers: (200-300) $171-$225; (300-400) $163-$194; (400-500) $161-$178; (500-600) $143-$161; (600-700) $135-$145; (700-800) $85-$103.

Slaughter cows: $76-$93; slaughter bulls, $92-$105; stocker cows, $810-$1,060; pairs, $1,160-$1,550.

*We will be closed on April 9 for Easter.

WHARTON

March 14

Receipts: 302

Steers: (200-300) $226-$275; (300-400) $198-$237; (400-500) $188-$212; (500-600) $150-$176; (600-700) $138-$167; (700 and up) n/a.

Heifers: (200-300) $205-$267; (300-400) $157-$199; (400-500) $159-$185; (500-600) $110-$140; (600-700) $112-$138; (700 and up) n/a.

Stocker pairs: $830-$1,210; stocker cows, $640-$980.

Packer cows: (600-800) $64-$78; (800 and up) $79-$94; packer bulls, (800 and up) $83-$108.

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