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Livestock markets report

Oct. 13, 2012 at 5:13 a.m.


BEEVILLE

Oct. 5

Cattle on hand: 307

Horses: 0

Sheep/goats: 10

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $172-$250; (300-400) $158-$207; (400-500) $140-$200; (500-600) $131-$173; (600-700) $121-$153; and (700-800) $100-$139.

Heifers: (200-300) $150-$190; (300-400) $136-$175; (400-500) $123-$197; (500-600) $119-$168; (600-700) $107-$133; and (700-800) $99-$122.

Slaughter cows: $40-$75; slaughter bulls, $60-$90; stocker cows, $60-$87; bred cows, $700-$1,225; pairs, $1,000-$1,200; horses, none.

CUERO

Oct. 12

Receipts: 1,228

Had 113 cows and 9 bulls. The packer market continued to be steady with last two weeks as nothing has changed. Seasonal runs continue to hold this market back.

On Oct. 19 we will have 80 stocker cows with 30-plus with calf with the balance being palpated. These are 4 to 6 year old cows with some brangus and crossbred cows. Will sell at noon.

The calf market was fully steady with last week's up market. Some lighter calves were even higher. Fleshy calves and bull calves are only classes being discounted. As usual the heifer replacement market continues to sell at a $10 to $15/cwt premium. Overall it was a very solid market on all classes and weights of classes.

Packer bulls: Heavy weights, $87-$90; lower grades, $75-$84.

Packer cows: breakers, $68-$74; boning cows, $70-$76; canners and cutters, $68-$77; light and weak, $50-$65.

Palpated dry cows (only 4 head, none of any quality): $67-$78; pairs: none.

Steer calves: (under 200) none; (200-250) none; (250-300) $191-$198; (300-350) $196-$212;(350-400) $203-$218; (400-450) $172-$206; (450-500) $161-$190; (500-600) $150-$163; (550-600) $142-$151;(600-700) $126-$136; (700-800) $119-$127.

Bulls: (over 700) $114-$124.

Heifer Calves: (under 200) none; (200-250) $213-$225 (only 4); (250-300) $191-$198; (300-350) $196-$206; (350-400) $190-$206; (400-450) $165-$198; (450-500) $159-$178.50 (Repl); (500-600) $138-$160; (550-600) $134-$148; (600-700) $126-$144.50; (700-800) $117-$124.

*Repl means a replacement heifer was top price.

EDNA

Oct. 8

Receipts: 876

Steers: (200-300) $168-$285; (300-400) $172-$220; (400-500) $154-$192; (500-600) $137-$156; (600-700) $126-$148; and (700 and up) $100-$125.

Heifers: (200-300) $160-$260; (300-400) $132-$199; (400-500) $137-$175; (500-600) $132-$158; (600-700) $120-$143; (700 and up) $97-$119.

Stockers pairs: n/a; Stocker cows: $1,090-$1,210.

Packer cows: (600-800) $47-$64; and (800 and up) $65-$88. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $73-$96.50.

EL CAMPO

Oct. 9

Receipts: 939

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $2 lower. Cows and bulls were steady to $3 lower.

Steers: (under 200) $225-$260; (200-300) $180-$225; (300-400) $174-$212.50; (400-500) $154-$192.50; (500-600) $140-$160; (over 600) $130-$150.

Heifers: (under 200) $220-$260; (200-300) $167-$215; (300-400) $145-$175; (400-500) $135-$180; (500-600) $128-$152.50; (over 600) $120-$146.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $68-$74; excessive fat, $65-$70; cutter, $70-$78; canner, $48-$55.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $88-$92; low dressing, $80-$85.

Replacement cows: bred, n/a.

GONZALES

Oct. 6

Receipts: 837 cattle

Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold $2 to $3 higher. Packer cows sold steady.

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $215-$275;(300-400) $195-$220; (400-500) $160-$185; (500-600) $140-$155; (600-700) $125-$129; (700-800) $121-$123.

Bull yearlings: (700-900) $91-$111.

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $175-$210; (300-400) $145-$165; (400-500) $135-$151; (500-600) $121-$131; and (600-700) $115-$117.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $70-$73; cutters, $73-$78; canners, $58-$68; low yielding fat cows, $65-$68.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $91-$95.50; light weights and medium quality bulls, $83-$87. Stocker cows, $850-$1,150. Pairs, $1,050-$1,250.

HALLETTSVILLE

Oct. 9

Cattle on Hand: 2,053

Week ago: 1,431; Year ago: 1,727

Compared to last week: The market was mostly steady this week - instances $2 higher to $2 lower. Demand very good on the better quality classes. Plainer kinds mostly steady.

Packer cows and bulls sold steady to $1 higher on about 175 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $73-$83; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $62-$73; light weight canner cows, $50-$62.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $93-$98; utility and cutter bulls, $86-$93; light weight canner bulls, $78-$86.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) none;(200-300) $200-$230;(300-400) $186-$212;(400-500) $155-$200; (500-600) $132-$170;(600-700) $127-$147.50;(700-800) $123-$133.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) none; (200-300) $180-$220;(300-400) $158-$188;(400-500) $138-$178;(500-600) $122-$146; (600-700) $117-$127;(700-800) $113-$122.

KARNES CITY

Oct. 6

Cattle on hand: 430

Market was higher and active.

Steers: (200-300) $188-$240; (300-400) $160-$210; (400-500) $155-$200; (500-600) $145-$160; (600-700) $135-$160; (700 and up) $130-$140.

Heifers: (200-300) $165-$200; (300-400) $155-$215; (400-500) $145-$205; (500-600) $135-$165; (600-700) $128-$140; (700 and up) $110-$120.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $900-$1,100, Pairs $1,275-$1,500; Packer cows: No. 1 $70-$78, No. 2 $65-$70, and Bulls $88-$92.

Goats and other (per head): 172 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $55-$90; (50-100) $135-$180. Nannies: $90-$190. Billies: $135-$180. Sheep: $85-$125. Rams: $125-$275. Piglets: $35-$50. Top Hogs: $48-$55 (per pound). Sows: $30-$36 (per pound). Boars: $8-$15 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

Oct. 11

Cattle on hand: 629. Market stronger compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $193-$250; (300-400) $181-$230; (400-500) $160-$200; (500-600) $137-$164; (600-700) $128-$136. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $171-$200; (300-400) $160-$195; (400-500) $144-$195; (500-600) $122-$150; (600-700) $117-$135.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $1,010-$1,350; medium cows and heifers, $750-$1,000; good cow/calf pairs, $1,200-$1,450; medium cow/calf pairs, $1,050-$1,150; common cow/calf pairs, $700-$850.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $77-$81; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $70-$76; light weight canner cows, $63-$69.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $85-$94.50; utility and canner bulls, $80-$84; and light weight canner bulls, $74-$79.

NIXON

Oct. 8

Volume: 1,262; cows: 127; bulls: 16; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $165-$225; (300-400) $161-$223; (400-500) $146-$193; (500-600) $129-$160; (600-700) $120-$142; (700-800) $115-$134.

Heifers: (200-300) $159-$200; (300-400) $143-$180; (400-500) $132-$188; (500-600) $119-$153; (600-700) $112-$139; (700-800) $99-$117.

Slaughter cows: $50-$81; slaughter bulls, $80-$97; stocker cows, $750-$1,425; pairs, $800-$1,625; horses, none.

WHARTON

Oct. 10

Receipts: 1,280

Steers: (200-300) $194-$290; (300-400) $176-$225; (400-500) $153-$193; (500-600) $139-$166; (600-700) $126-$146; (700 and up) $117-$136.

Heifers: (200-300) $153-$275; (300-400) $146-$224; (400-500) $137-$192; (500-600) $129-$162; (600-700) $116-$133; (700 and up) $109-$119.

Stocker pairs: $930-$1,400; stocker cows, $990-$1,440.

Packer cows: (600-800) $54-$66; (800 and up) $67-$88; packer bulls, (800 and up) $74-$93.

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