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Livestock markets report

March 30, 2013 at midnight
Updated March 29, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.


BEEVILLE

March 22

Cattle on hand: 541

Horses: 7

Sheep/goats: 46

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/softer.

Steers: (200-300) $148-$225; (300-400) $131-$185; (400-500) $127-$168; (500-600) $117-$159; (600-700) $109-$140; and (700-800) $104-$133.

Heifers: (200-300) $134-$183; (300-400) $129-$181; (400-500) $113-$146; (500-600) $108-$158; (600-700) $95-$130; and (700-800) $91-$103.

Slaughter cows: $40-$90; slaughter bulls, $65-$102; stocker cows, $60-$94; bred cows, $760-$1,160; pairs, $1,025-$1,725; horses, $110-$260.

*Closed March 29 for Good Friday.

*Tri-County sale is April 5.

CUERO

Information not available.

EDNA

March 25

Receipts: 683

Steers: (200-300) $192-$230; (300-400) $166-$200; (400-500) $159-$176; (500-600) $138-$165; (600-700) $129-$145; and (700 and up) $114-$128.

Heifers: (200-300) $171-$220; (300-400) $154-$180; (400-500) $141-$156; (500-600) $132-$149; (600-700) $119-$130; (700 and up) n/a.

Stockers pairs: $1,100-$1,130; Stocker cows: n/a.

Packer cows: (600-800) $66-$78; and (800 and up) $81-$94. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $81-$107.

EL CAMPO

March 26

Receipts: 532

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

Steers: (under 200) $200-$245; (200-300) $196-$240; (300-400) $173-$192.50; (400-500) $155-$178; (500-600) $142-$158; (over 600) $130-$141.

Heifers: (under 200) $190-$220; (200-300) $166-$190; (300-400) $142-$162.50; (400-500) $140-$160; (500-600) $135-$156; (over 600) $121-$135.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $76-$80; excessive fat, $74-$77; cutter, $80-$85; canner, $50-$60.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $90-$97; low dressing, $85-$90.

Replacement cows: bred, $90-$120; pairs, $950-$1,240.

GONZALES

March 23

Receipts: 716 cattle

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

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $230-$255;(300-400) $190-$210; (400-500) $175-$185; (500-600) $147-$168; (600-700) $137-$141; (700-800) $130-$133.

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

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $185-$210; (300-400) $165-$170; (400-500) $152-$160; (500-600) $132-$145; and (600-700) $126-$131.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $68-$74; cutters, $79-$89; canners, $61-$68; low yielding fat cows, $68-$77.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $94-$105; light weights and medium quality bulls, $84-$91. Stocker cows, $950-$1,100. Pairs, $1,050-$1,450.

HALLETTSVILLE

March 26

Cattle on Hand: 649

Week ago: 912; Year ago: 930

Compared to last week: The market this week was steady to a little stronger. Best demand for better conditioned classes. More fleshy new crop of calves on hand.

Packer bulls sold steady. Packer cows sold $1 to $2 lower. About 100 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $76-$90; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $64-$76; light weight canner cows, $50-$64.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $102-$107; utility and cutter bulls, $93-$102; light weight canner bulls, $82-$93.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) none;(200-300) $190-$220;(300-400) $178-$202;(400-500) $165-$188; (500-600) $138-$172.50;(600-700) $130-$147;(700-800) $118-$138.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) none; (200-300) $175-$205;(300-400) $158-$181;(400-500) $136-$162;(500-600) $126-$147; (600-700) $121-$135;(700-800) $117-$123.

KARNES CITY

March 23

Cattle on hand: 292

Market was steady on calves and strong on cows.

Steers: (200-300) $180-$215; (300-400) $165-$200; (400-500) $155-$175; (500-600) $140-$160; (600-700) $135-$145; (700 and up) $115-$125.

Heifers: (200-300) $165-$215; (300-400) $155-$170; (400-500) $140-$155; (500-600) $130-$150; (600-700) $120-$135; (700 and up) $100-$115.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $1,025-$1,300, Pairs $1,275-$1,400; Packer cows: No. 1 $82-$92, No. 2 $72-$81, and Bulls $96-$103.

Goats and other (per head): 205 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $65-$85; (50-100) $75-$135. Nannies: $95-$165. Billies: $115-$175. Sheep: $70-$165. Rams: $115-$225. Piglets: $45-$65. Top Hogs: $40-$42 (per pound). Sows: $30-$38 (per pound). Boars: $10-$20 (per pound).

*Closed March 30 for Easter.

*Special sale set for April 6.

KARNES COUNTY

Information not available.

NIXON

March 25

Volume: 876; cows: 187; bulls: 18; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $186-$240; (300-400) $158-$205; (400-500) $146-$180; (500-600) $137-$172; (600-700) $126-$146; (700-800) $107-$130.

Heifers: (200-300) $174-$220; (300-400) $141-$225; (400-500) $131-$175; (500-600) $120-$169; (600-700) $113-$138; (700-800) $91-$112.

Slaughter cows: $60-$94; slaughter bulls, $92-$106; stocker cows, $700-$1,200; pairs, $900-$1,625; horses, none.

*We will be closed April 1 for Easter.

WHARTON

March 27

Receipts: 731

Steers: (200-300) $176-$252; (300-400) $160-$202; (400-500) $151-$170; (500-600) $138-$157; (600-700) $127-$154; (700 and up) $107-$126.

Heifers: (200-300) $158-$232; (300-400) $145-$186; (400-500) $137-$188; (500-600) $126-$144; (600-700) $118-$129; (700 and up) $105-$117.

Stocker pairs: $1,050-$1,220; stocker cows, $880-$1,100.

Packer cows: (600-800) $61-$80; (800 and up) $81-$94; packer bulls, (800 and up) $82-$108.

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