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Livestock markets report

Oct. 27, 2012 at 5:27 a.m.


BEEVILLE

Oct. 19

Cattle on hand: 358

Horses: 1

Sheep/goats: 15

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $166-$235; (300-400) $145-$212; (400-500) $133-$185; (500-600) $118-$161; (600-700) $104-$138; and (700-800) $93-$122.

Heifers: (200-300) $141-$185; (300-400) $131-$175; (400-500) $117-$152; (500-600) $108-$144; (600-700) $103-$123; and (700-800) $92-$130.

Slaughter cows: $40-$80; slaughter bulls, $60-$90; stocker cows, $60-$107; bred cows, $680-$1,180; pairs, $800-$1,020; horses, $70-$225.

CUERO

Oct. 26

Receipts: 1,368

Had 114 cows and 12 bulls. The packer market continued to be steady with last few weeks. The fat cow market was a little weaker with everything else steady. Packer bulls were steady. Very little difference from last week's prices.

The calf market was even with last week's up market. Lighter thin calves continue to be high. Anything thin or medium flesh was as strong as last week. Fleshy fat calves and fat bull calves are getting docked. Still a hot market for replacement heifers. Another week with a solid market.

Packer bulls: Heavy weights, $87-$96; lower grades, $75-$84.

Packer cows: breakers, $68-$75; boning cows, $70-$76; canners and cutters, $65-$78; light and weak, $40-$55.

Palpated dry cows: (only 10 on hand) $79-$91; pairs: (only 2 pairs sold) $1,170-$1,180.

Steer calves: (under 200) $170-$200; (200-250) $180-$222.50; (250-300) $197-$234; (300-350) $222-$226;(350-400) $200-$216; (400-450) $191-$208; (450-500) $176-$194; (500-600) $160-$186; (550-600) $152-$166;(600-700) $143-$159; (700-800) $130-$140.

Bulls: (over 700) $114-$132.

Heifer Calves: (under 200) (only one) $178; (200-250) none; (250-300) $151-$172; (300-350) $153-$176; (350-400) $154-$190; (400-450) $147-$168; (450-500) $142-$190.50; (500-600) $136-$156; (550-600) $127-$149;(600-700) $126-$154; (700-800) $122-$135.

EDNA

Oct. 22

Receipts: 1,319

Steers: (200-300) $178-$226; (300-400) $182-$216; (400-500) $163-$202; (500-600) $142-$176; (600-700) $130-$149; and (700 and up) $119-$127.

Heifers: (200-300) $166-$224; (300-400) $148-$210; (400-500) $141-$190; (500-600) $126-$144; (600-700) $118-$143; (700 and up) $105-$133.

Stocker cows: $830-$1,190.

Packer cows: (600-800) $52-$67; and (800 and up) $68-$84. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $76-$90.

EL CAMPO

Oct. 23

Receipts: 863

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $4 higher. Cows and bulls were steady to $2 higher.

Steers: (under 200) $235-$265; (200-300) $194-$229; (300-400) $190-$227.50; (400-500) $171-$207.50; (500-600) $147-$172.50; (over 600) $133-$144.

Heifers: (under 200) $210-$260; (200-300) $172-$225; (300-400) $158-$220; (400-500) $142-$190; (500-600) $132-$152; (over 600) $124-$143.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $70-$75; excessive fat, $68-$73; cutter, $75-$81; canner, $55-$65.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $88-$95; low dressing, $80-$86.

GONZALES

Oct. 20

Receipts: 1,146 cattle

Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady to $1 higher. Packer cows sold steady.

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $235-$275;(300-400) $210-$225; (400-500) $155-$195; (500-600) $144-$153; (600-700) $137-$142; (700-800) $132-$135.

Bull yearlings: (700-900) $95-$111.

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $175-$210; (300-400) $145-$170; (400-500) $138-$152; (500-600) $122-$135; and (600-700) $122-$126.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $70-$75; cutters, $74-$85.50; canners, $58-$68; low yielding fat cows, $67-$71.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $91-$96.50; light weights and medium quality bulls, $83-$87. Stocker cows, $85-$1,150. Pairs, $1,050-$1,250.

HALLETTSVILLE

Oct. 23

Cattle on Hand: 1,740

Week ago: 1,636; Year ago: 2,593

Compared to last week: The market this week was $2 to $3 higher in all areas. Demand very good on all weight classes with lighter weights particularly strong. Grazing demand continues very strong.

Packer cows and bulls sold steady on about 120 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $72-$83.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $61-$72; light weight canner cows, $51-$61.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $92-$96.50; utility and cutter bulls, $87-$92; light weight canner bulls, $78-$87.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) none; (200-300) $210-$238;(300-400) $188-$217.50;(400-500) $155-$200; (500-600) $131-$175;(600-700) $128-$151;(700-800) $123-$135.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) none; (200-300) $185-$220;(300-400) $160-$193;(400-500) $141-$178;(500-600) $123-$151; (600-700) $119-$127;(700-800) $114-$123.

KARNES CITY

Oct. 20

Cattle on hand: 380

Market was steady and active.

Steers: (200-300) $185-$230; (300-400) $170-$205; (400-500) $165-$200; (500-600) $150-$175; (600-700) $135-$150; (700 and up) $125-$140.

Heifers: (200-300) $170-$200; (300-400) $160-$200; (400-500) $142-$195; (500-600) $125-$160; (600-700) $125-$132; (700 and up) $105-$125.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $1,050-$1,300, Pairs $1,300-$1,700; Packer cows: No. 1 $73-$78, No. 2 $66-$72, and Bulls $92-$95.

Goats and other (per head): 172 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $60-$90; (50-100) $115-$195. Nannies: $115-$200. Billies: $95-$175. Sheep: $55-$85. Rams: $125-$275. Piglets: $30-$65. Top Hogs: $45-$52 (per pound). Sows: $28-$32 (per pound). Boars: $8-$15 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

Oct. 25

Cattle on hand: 312. Market steady compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $198-$235; (300-400) $190-$225; (400-500) $173-$210; (500-600) $144-$183; (600-700) $132-$152; (700-800) $127-$134. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $174-$195; (300-400) $153-$195; (400-500) $149-$220; (500-600) $130-$155; (600-700) $119-$130.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $1,000-$1,200; medium cows and heifers, $800-$900; good cow/calf pairs, $1,400.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $75-$85; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $70-$74; light weight canner cows, $61-$70.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $88-$94; utility and canner bulls, $82-$88.

NIXON

Oct. 22

Volume: 935; Sheep and goats: 9.

Steers: (200-300) $189-$255; (300-400) $170-$228; (400-500) $151-$200; (500-600) $138-$171; (600-700) $121-$157; (700-800) $110-$138.

Heifers: (200-300) $158-$220; (300-400) $152-$213; (400-500) $132-$215; (500-600) $121-$215; (600-700) $112-$155; (700-800) $105-$124.

Slaughter cows: $60-$82; slaughter bulls, $80-$95; stocker cows, $750-$1,100; pairs, (one) $1,350; horses, none.

WHARTON

Oct. 24

Receipts: 1,774

Steers: (200-300) $195-$236; (300-400) $183-$230; (400-500) $158-$212; (500-600) $141-$174; (600-700) $129-$152; (700 and up) $119-$133.

Heifers: (200-300) $207-$295; (300-400) $149-$216; (400-500) $135-$188; (500-600) $125-$162; (600-700) $122-$148; (700 and up) $115-$128.

Stocker cows, $830-$1,030.

Packer cows: (600-800) $46-$66; (800 and up) $67-$88; packer bulls, (800 and up) $73-$98.

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