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BEEVILLE

March 16

Cattle on hand: 241

Horses: 6

Sheep/goats: 63

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/high.

Steers: (200-300) $188-$280; (300-400) $169-$227; (400-500) $160-$209; (500-600) $134-$185; (600-700) $140-$156; and (700-800) $84-$145.

Heifers: (200-300) $155-$235; (300-400) $150-$211; (400-500) $155-$185; (500-600) $144-$171; (600-700) $135-$157; and (700-800) $93-$130.

Slaughter cows: $40-$90; slaughter bulls, $75-$102; stocker cows, $67-$94; pairs, $750-$1,010; horses, $60-$300.

CUERO

March 23

Receipts: 567

Had 56 cows and 11 bulls. Bulls strong. Cows sold to a strong demand. Calves were strong.

Packer bulls: Heavy weights, $99-$111; lower grades, $84-$87.

Packer cows: Boning cows, $86-$97; cutters, $80-$96; low yielding cutters, $61-$80; fats $87-$92.

Dry cows: $87-$96; young: $60-$98; cow calves pairs: $1,355.

The calf market was very active.

Steer calves under 200 $205-$270; (200-250) $215-$270; (250-300) $185-$250; (300-350) $188-$250; (350-400) $169-$224; (400-450) $195-$215; (450-500) $158-$214; (500-600) $155-$200; (600-700) $131-$177; (over 700) $131-$146.

Heifer Calves: (under 200) $225-$290; (200-250) $220-$225; (250-300) $205-$250; (300-350) $197-$350; (350-400) $170-$147; (400-450) $161-$202; (450-500) $151-$177; (500-600) $137-$182; (600-700) $118-$145; (over 700) $98-$163.

EDNA

March 19

Receipts: 632

Steers: (200-300) $222-$270; (300-400) $200-$248; (400-500) $187-$211; (500-600) $170-$192; (600-700) $140-$167.

Heifers: (200-300) $217-$244; (300-400) $202-$224; (400-500) $167-$195; (500-600) $155-$190; (600-700) $145-$161.

Stocker cows: $780-$1,180.

Packer cows: (600-800) $56-$73; and (800 and up) $74-$97. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $68-$109.

EL CAMPO

March 20

Receipts: 238

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

Steers: (under 200) $230-$270; (200-300) $208-$262; (300-400) $197-$232; (400-500) $182-$208; (500-600) $166-$190; (over 600) $136-$165.

Heifers: (under 200) $212-$235; (200-300) $209-$230; (300-400) $193-$212.50; (400-500) $166-$192; (500-600) $153-$174; (over 600) $140-$151.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $80-$84; excessive fat, $78-$82; cutter, $82-$88; canner, $58-$65.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $100-$107; low dressing, $95-$100.

Replacement cows: bred, $95-$115; pairs, $1,500-$1,675.

GONZALES

March 17

Receipts: 821 cattle

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

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $230-$255;(300-400) $195-$235; (400-500) $180-$195; (500-600) $175-$190; (600-700) $132-$148; (700-800) $128-$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-$141.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $71-$78; cutters, $84-$90; canners, $56-$64; and low yielding fat cows, $74-$78.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $96-$108; light weights and medium quality bulls, $74-$94. Stocker cows, $850-$1,000. Pairs, $975-$1,200.

HALLETTSVILLE

March 20

Cattle on hand: 504

Week ago: 494; Year ago: 1,029

Compared to last week: More good rain. Calves and yearlings sold mostly steady. Some fleshy new crops sold a little weaker. Demand continues very good.

Packer cows and bulls sold steady on about 100 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $78-$95; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $59-$78; light weight canner cows, $48-$59.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $94-$108; utility and cutter bulls, $83-$94; light weight canner bulls, $73-$83.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (150-200) $220-$270;(200-300) $210-$255;(300-400) $190-$235;(400-500) $178-$215; (500-600) $158-$190;(600-700) $148-$170; (700-800) $138-$150.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (150-200) $200-$260; (200-300) $180-$228;(300-400) $175-$212;(400-500) $163-$188;(500-600) $146-$176; (600-700) $138-$160;(700-800) $118-$142.

No. 2 and 3: Steer and bull calves, (200-300) $130-$195;(300-400) $128-$190;(400-500) $120-$178; (500-600) $118-$160;(600-700) $110-$148.

No. 2 and 3: Heifer calves, (200-300) $125-$180;(300-400) $122-$176; (400-500) $118-$162;(500-600) $112-$145; (600-700) $105-$135.

KARNES CITY

March 17

Cattle on hand: 228

Market was strong and active.

Steers: (200-300) $220-$255; (300-400) $208-$260; (400-500) $188-$245; (500-600) $165-$185; (600-700) $145-$158; (700 and up) $123-$140.

Heifers: (200-300) $195-$225; (300-400) $190-$218; (400-500) $180-$230; (500-600) $155-$182; (600-700) $145-$150; (700 and up) $112-$128.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $975-$1,275; Pairs $1,300-$2,035; Packer cows: No. 1 $82-$88, No. 2 $74-$80, and Bulls $102-$108.

Goats and other per head: 232 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $60-$95; (50-100) $115-$200. Nannies: $85-$165. Billies: $110-$175. Sheep: $70-$145. Rams: $110-$225. Piglets: $30-$70. Top Hogs: $46-$53 per pound. Sows: $38-$45 per pound. Boars: $15-$30 per pound.

KARNES COUNTY

March 22

Cattle on hand: 107. Market steady compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (300-400) $200-$215; (400-500) $189-$202; (500-600) $163-$180; (600-700) $157-$160. No. 1 heifer calves - (200-300) $185-$212; (300-400) $177-$210; (400-500) $168-$186; (500-600) $159-$180; (600-700) $149-$160.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $990-$1,190; good cow/calf pairs, $920-$1,300.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $82-$93; light weight canner cows, $62.

NIXON

March 19

Volume: 540; cows: 92; bulls: 13.

Steers: (200-300) $209-$260; (300-400) $186-$250; (400-500) $172-$205; (500-600) $165-$192; (600-700) $140-$178; (700-800) $128-$140.

Heifers: (200-300) $190-$240; (300-400) $165-$218; (400-500) $161-$195; (500-600) $148-$187; (600-700) $125-$147; (700-800) $125-$140.

Slaughter cows: $70-$93; slaughter bulls, $90-$110; stocker cows, $700-$1,040; pairs, $1,220-$1,575.

Will be closed April 9 for Easter.

WHARTON

March 21

Receipts: 248

Steers: (200-300) $213-$272; (300-400) $205-$226; (400-500) $185-$210; (500-600) $171-$195; (600-700) $149-$170.

Heifers: (200-300) $188-$218; (300-400) $184-$201; (400-500) $166-$185; (500-600) $161-$183.

Stocker cows, $570-$1,180.

Packer cows: (600-800) $61-$82; (800 and up) $83-$94; packer bulls: (800 and up) $64-$108.50.



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