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Livestock markets report

By Victoria Advocate
March 31, 2012 at midnight
Updated March 30, 2012 at 10:31 p.m.


BEEVILLE

March 23

Cattle on hand: 209

Horses: 4

Sheep/goats: 50

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/high.

Steers: (200-300) $200-$265; (300-400) $180-$210; (400-500) $172-$195; (500-600) $130-$181; (600-700) $140-$165; and (700-800) $127-$151.

Heifers: (200-300) $150-$231; (300-400) $159-$195; (400-500) $146-$185; (500-600) $125-$165; (600-700) $118-$155; and (700-800) $110-$131.

Slaughter cows: $40-$87; slaughter bulls, $75-$100; stocker cows, $67-$90; bred cows, $600-$1,050; pairs, n/a; horses, $60-$100.

We will be closed on Good Friday, April 6.

CUERO

March 30

Receipts: 727

No sale next week. Closed for Good Friday.

Had 55 cows and 21 bulls. Bulls strong. Cows sold a little lower. Calves were lower.

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

Packer cows: Boning cows, $86-$9; cutters, $80-$96; low cutters, $61-$80; canners, $50-$56; fats $80.

Dry cows: $62.50-$99; young: $62.50-$99.

Steer calves: (under 200) $200-$250; (200-250) $185-$245; (250-300) $220-$250; (300-350) $215-$245; (350-400) $139-$214; (400-450) $187-$202; (450-500) $175-$201; (500-600) $153-$190; (600-700) $130-$159; (over 700) $109-$157.

Heifer Calves: (under 200) $165-$285; (200-250) $195-$220; (250-300) $185-$220; (300-350) $91-$190; (350-400) $101-$191; (400-450) $101-$198; (450-500) $130-$210; (500-600) $114-$161; (600-700) $138-$146; (over 700) $100-$135.

EDNA

March 26

Receipts: 430

Steers: (200-300) $221-$266; (300-400) $201-$248; (400-500) $184-$206; (500-600) $164-$186; (600-700) $145-$172; and (700 and up) $112-$152.

Heifers: (200-300) $209-$252; (300-400) $178-$223; (400-500) $164-$198; (500-600) $155-$167; (600-700) n/a; (700 and up) n/a.

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

Packer cows: (600-800) $62-$81; and (800 and up) $82-$96. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $74-$110.

EL CAMPO

March 27

Receipts: 289

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

Steers: (under 200) $230-$270; (200-300) $206-$262; (300-400) $198-$232; (400-500) $187-$210; (500-600) $164-$188; (over 600) $145-$165.

Heifers: (under 200) $210-$240; (200-300) $185-$235; (300-400) $183-$200; (400-500) $167-$185; (500-600) $152-$167.50; (over 600) $141-$150.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $85-$90; excessive fat, $82-$88; cutter, $88-$94; canner, $60-$75.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $100-$107; low dressing, $90-$96.

Replacement cows: bred, $90-$105; pairs, $1,300-$1,400.

GONZALES

March 24

Receipts: 362 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) $205-$235; (400-500) $180-$195; (500-600) $163-$190; (600-700) $136-$151; (700-800) $131-$135.

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

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $180-$215; (300-400) $175-$200; (400-500) $165-$172; (500-600) $146-$163; and (600-700) $132-$144.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $71-$78; cutters, $84-$88; 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 27

Cattle on Hand: 930

Week ago: 504; Year ago: 802

Compared to last week: Calves and yearlings sold mostly steady. Better conditioned classes sold a little higher while some of the fleshy new crop calves sold a little weaker.

Packer cows and bulls sold fully steady on about 125 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $78-$93; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $59-$78; light weight canner cows, $48-$59.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $95-$111.50; utility and cutter bulls, $84-$95; light weight canner bulls, $73-$84.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (150-200) $220-$270;(200-300)$210-$260;(300-400) $190-$235;(400-500) $177-$215; (500-600)$158-$200;(600-700) $148-$175;(700-800) $140-$155.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (150-200) $210-$260; (200-300) $185-$235;(300-400) $175-$210;(400-500) $163-$182;(500-600) $146-$173; (600-700) $138-$158;(700-800) $118-$140.

No. 2 and 3: Steer and bull calves, (200-300) $130-$200;(300-400) $128-$195;(400-500) $122-$178; (500-600) $118-$160;(600-700) $110-$148.

No. 2 and 3: Heifer calves, (200-300) $125-$182;(300-400) $122-$177; (400-500) $118-$163;(500-600) $115-$148; (600-700) $105-$138.

KARNES CITY

March 24

Cattle on hand: 244

Market was slightly softer. Very active on cows.

Steers: (200-300) $200-$250; (300-400) $190-$245; (400-500) $178-$210; (500-600) $165-$195; (600-700) $160-$172; (700 and up) $135-$150.

Heifers: (200-300) $200-$225; (300-400) $190-$205; (400-500) $175-$195; (500-600) $155-$180; (600-700) $140-$155; (700 and up) $112-$128.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $975-$1,300, Pairs $1,150-$1,400; Packer cows: No. 1 $84-$91, No. 2 $75-$82, and Bulls $100-$105.

Goats and other (per head): 195 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $60-$95; (50-100) $120-$165. Nannies: $100-$160. Billies: $145-$185. Sheep: $90-$165. Rams: $150-$205. Piglets: $30-$70. Top Hogs: $51-$55 (per pound). Sows: $35-$45 (per pound). Boars: $15-$30 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

March 29

Cattle on hand: 380. Market stronger compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $225-$245; (300-400) $184-$206; (400-500) $175-$200; (500-600) $154-$177; (600-700) $145-$150. No. 1 heifer calves - (200-300) $201-$220; (300-400) $169-$182; (400-500) $156-$162; (500-600) $142-$156; (600-700) $141-$144.

Stocker cows: good cows and heifers, $1,100-$1,350; medium cows and heifers, $950-$1,050; good cow/calf pairs, $1,900-$2,150; medium cow/calf pairs, $1,650-$1,875; common cow/calf pairs, $950-$1,200.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $85-$93; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $78-$84; light weight canner cows, $65-$75.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $100-$112.50; utility and canner bulls $90-$99; and light weight canner bulls, $82-$89.

NIXON

March 26

Volume: 691; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $194-$255; (300-400) $186-$260; (400-500) $172-$212; (500-600) $160-$196; (600-700) $137-$173; (700-800) $118-$150.

Heifers: (200-300) $188-$240; (300-400) $165-$225; (400-500) $157-$210; (500-600) $146-$189; (600-700) $131-$155; (700-800) $115-$140.

Slaughter cows: $42-$94.50; slaughter bulls, $85-$105; stocker cows, $750-$1,040; pairs, $1,150-$1,200.

*We will be closed April 9 for Easter.

WHARTON

March 28

Receipts: 1,221

Steers: (200-300) $203-$258; (300-400) $188-$238; (400-500) $174-$207; (500-600) $158-$185; (600-700) $146-$170; (700 and up) $120-$140.

Heifers: (200-300) $184-$224; (300-400) $172-$214; (400-500) $163-$240; (500-600) $147-$171; (600-700) $134-$151; (700 and up) $127-$141.

Stocker pairs: $1,000-$1,700; stocker cows, $830-$1,600.

Packer cows: (600-800) $51-$82; (800 and up) $83-$94; packer bulls, (800 and up) $80-$109.

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