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BEEVILLE

Dec. 13

Cattle on hand: 526

Horses: 12

Sheep/goats: 1

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $177-$245; (300-400) $138-$230; (400-500) $145-$192; (500-600) $129-$184; (600-700) $115-$157; (700-800) $112-$142.

Heifers: (200-300) $144-$245; (300-400) $127-$187; (400-500) $130-$187; (500-600) $122-$172; (600-700) $112-$146; (700-800) $105-$145.

Slaughter cows: $40-$94; slaughter bulls, $67-$92; stocker cows, $65-$115; bred cows, $880-$1,130; pairs, $1,525-$2,025; horses, $30-$290.

CUERO

Dec. 20

Receipts: 1,160

Had 149 cows and 17 bulls. The packer market was as strong as last week's up market. Holidays are here, and buying has slowed down as supplies have declined. Good solid end-of-year market across the board.

The calf market was essentially very steady with last week's strong up market. Some of the plainer types were a little cheaper - $1 to $3 - as would be expected with end of year buying needs. There may be a few holes in the market but not many. Overall, a very solid market to end the year with bright prospects for 2014.

Packer bulls: heavyweights, $92-$107; lower grades, $70-$95.

Packer cows: breakers, $65-$78; boning cows, $65-$83; canners and cutters, $82-$95; light and weak, $38-$53.

Palpated dry cows (20 bred cows): $112-$130; pairs: none.

Steer calves: (under 200) none; (200-250) $200-$223; (250-300) $197-$226; (300-350) $198-$222; (350-400) $195-$230; (400-450) $185-$222; (450-500) $179-$214; (500-600) $173-$192; (550-600) $160-$190;(600-700) $151-$167; (700-800) $148-$152.

Bull calves: (under 250) $200-$222; (250-300) $163-$280; (300-350) $158-$196; (350-400) $183-$200; (400-450) $155-$188; (450-500) $169-$182; (500-600) $151-$179; (550-600) $141-$162; (600-700) $147-$156.

Bulls: (over 700) $132-$154.

Heifer calves: (under 200) $182-$218; (200-250) $168-$196; (250-300) $171-$232; (300-350) $144-$185; (350-400) $139-$180; (400-450) $157-$232; (450-500) $151-$180; (500-600) $148-$171; (550-600) $140-$155; (600-700) $143-$160; (700-800) $135-$138.

EDNA

Dec. 16

Receipts: 1,261

Steers: (200-300) $175-$240; (300-400) $186-$223; (400-500) $175-$222; (500-600) $163-$198; (600-700) $151-$175; (700 and up) $130-$153.

Heifers: (200-300) $165-$242; (300-400) $164-$228; (400-500) $163-$198; (500-600) $151-$170; (600-700) $140-$161; (700 and up) $127-$146. Stocker cows: $1,070-$1,330.

Packer cows: (600-800) $64-$72; (800 and up) $73-$91.

Packer bulls: (800 and up) $81-$104.

EL CAMPO

Dec. 17

Receipts: 1,040

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1 higher. Cows and bulls were steady to $3 higher.

Steers: (under 200) $208-$240; (200-300) $199-$235; (300-400) $196-$237.50; (400-500) $177-$220; (500-600) $164-$197.50; (over 600) $150-$170.

Heifers: (under 200) $185-$215; (200-300) $166-$195; (300-400) $164-$225; (400-500) $161-$230; (500-600) $157-$255; (over 600) $141-$167.50.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $82-$85; excessive fat, $78-$83; cutter, $85-$90; canner, $55-$65.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $100-$105; low dressing, $90-$95.

GONZALES

Dec. 14

Receipts: 1,377 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) $245-$255; (300-400) $205-$235; (400-500) $175-$190; (500-600) $160-$170; (600-700) $149-$157; (700-800) $143-$145.

Bull yearlings: (700-900) $91-$105.

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $195-$210; (300-400) $175-$195; (400-500) $155-$170; (500-600) $141-$151; (600-700) $134-$139.

Packer cows: Good, lean utility and commercial, $75-$79; cutters, $79-$85; canners, $61-$69; low-yielding fat cows, $70-$76.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $93-$101; lightweights and medium-quality bulls, $85-$94. Stocker cows, $950-$1,500. Pairs, $1,050-$1,700.

HALLETTSVILLE

Dec. 17

Cattle on hand: 2,254

Week ago: 1,162; year ago: 1,276

Compared to last week: The market ended the year on a very strong note. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold $2 to $4 higher. Demand very good in all areas - particularly the No. 1 classes.

Packer cows and bulls sold $3 to $4 higher on about 325 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $79-$95.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $67-$79; lightweight canner cows, $53-$67.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $100-$106.50; utility and cutter bulls, $92-$100; lightweight canner bulls, $84-$92.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $230-$265; (200-300) $215-$245; (300-400) $200-$235; (400-500) $178-$205; (500-600) $158-$192.50; (600-700) $146-$168; (700-800) $140-$154.

No. 1 heifer calves: (under 200) $210-$245; (200-300) $180-$215; (300-400) $174-$196; (400-500) $152-$182; (500-600) $143-$164; (600-700) $135-$148; (700-800) $118-$135.

KARNES CITY

Dec. 14

Cattle on hand: 442

Market was higher on all calves than last week and active with stocker cows.

Steers: (200-300) $185-$235; (300-400) $180-$230; (400-500) $170-$215; (500-600) $155-$180; (600-700) $140-$165; (700 and up) $135-$150.

Heifers: (200-300) $170-$210; (300-400) $165-$220; (400-500) $155-$185; (500-600) $145-$190; (600-700) $140-$155; (700 and up) $122-$142.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $1,200-$1,475, Pairs $1,310-$1,825; packer cows: No. 1 $80-$90, No. 2 $72-$75, bulls $88-$97.

Goats and other (per head): 76 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $100-$130; (50-100) $145-$200. Nannies: $115-$215. Billies: $130-$280. Sheep: $85-$160. Rams: $115-$275. Piglets: $75-$145. Top Hogs: $65-$105 (per pound). Sows: $42-$55 (per pound). Boars: $8-$15 (per pound).

NIXON

Dec. 16

Volume: 1,454; cows: 307; bulls: 78; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $180-$235; (300-400) $186-$245; (400-500) $167-$225; (500-600) $153-$200; (600-700) $137-$166; (700-800) $132-$158.

Heifers: (200-300) $166-$215; (300-400) $163-$230; (400-500) $152-$210; (500-600) $142-$195; (600-700) $135-$185; (700-800) none.

Slaughter cows: $45-$96; slaughter bulls, $85-$107; stocker cows, $900-$2,200; pairs, $970-$2,600; horses, none.

WHARTON

Dec. 18

Receipts: 1,142

Steers: (200-300) $176-$242; (300-400) $192-$238; (400-500) $165-$220; (500-600) $153-$178; (600-700) $150-$172; (700 and up) $128-$155.

Heifers: (200-300) $182-$255; (300-400) $161-$200; (400-500) $150-$191; (500-600) $150-$179; (600-700) $136-$178; (700 and up) $121-$153.

Stocker pairs: $960-$1,470; stocker cows, $760-$1,340.

Packer cows: (600-800) $57-$76; (800 and up) $77-$97; packer bulls, (800 and up) $84-$106.



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