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Livestock markets report

Nov. 23, 2013 at 5:23 a.m.


BEEVILLE

Nov. 15

Cattle on hand: 553

Horses: 3

Sheep/goats: 7

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $166-$235; (300-400) $170-$235; (400-500) $146-$225; (500-600) $126-$172; (600-700) $121-$160; and (700-800) $112-$142.

Heifers: (200-300) $147-$245; (300-400) $123-$175; (400-500) $126-$190; (500-600) $113-$162; (600-700) $122-$235; and (700-800) $118-$220.

Slaughter cows: $40-$84; slaughter bulls, $67-$93; stocker cows, $65-$80; bred cows, $650-$1,160; pairs, none; horses, $50-$275.

CUERO

Nov. 22

Receipts: 1,833

Had 156 cows and 27 bulls. The packer market was the same as the last three weeks. Demand and supply has been steady, and competition for limited supply has been strong.

The calf market on bigger steers was stronger with lighter calves holding their own. Middleweights were a little weaker, but the overall market is in a holding pattern at a high level never experienced in history.

Packer bulls: Heavyweights, $88-$99; lower grades, $70-$88.

Packer cows: breakers, $65-$76; boning cows, $65-$83; canners and cutters, $80-$88; light and weak, $38-$53.

Palpated dry cows (9 bred): $112-$124; pairs (3): $1,000-$1,480.

Steer calves: (under 200) $200-$230; (200-250) $200-$237; (250-300) $177-$255; (300-350) $198-$238; (350-400) $207-$212; (400-450) $190-$200; (450-500) $160-$200; (500-600) $156-$174; (550-600) $147-$163; (600-700) $152-$159; (700-800) $141-$156.

Bull calves: (under 250) $152-$238; (250-300) $227-$230; (300-350) $197-$238; (350-400) $205-$238; (400-450) $179-$236; (450-500) $159-$172; (500-600) $166-$187; (550-600) $150-$160; (600-700) $134-$164.

Bulls: (over 700) $132-$153.

Heifer calves: (under 200) $192-$200; (200-250) $169-$200; (250-300) $168-$190; (300-350) $170-$190; (350-400) $153-$182; (400-450) $151-$202; (450-500) $153-$169; (500-600) $144-$168; (550-600) $140-$160; (600-700) $133-$146; (700-800) $129-$146.

EDNA

Nov. 18

Receipts: 1,776

Steers: (200-300) $204-$250; (300-400) $191-$236; (400-500) $176-$232; (500-600) $157-$192; (600-700) $146-$160; and (700 and up) $134-$156.

Heifers: (200-300) $173-$208; (300-400) $160-$198; (400-500) $150-$210; (500-600) $144-$176; (600-700) $136-$158; (700 and up) $110-$147.

Stockers pairs: $1,030-$1,280; stocker cows: $960-$1,170.

Packer cows: (600-800) $51-$67; and (800 and up) $68-$88. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $78-$96.

EL CAMPO

Nov. 19

Receipts: 946

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

Steers: (under 200) $212-$225; (200-300) $211-$250; (300-400) $192-$247.50; (400-500) $168-$217.50; (500-600) $155-$192.50; (over 600) $144-$160.

Heifers: (under 200) $200-$215; (200-300) $168-$205; (300-400) $161-$245; (400-500) $155-$250; (500-600) $138-$158; (over 600) $132-$139.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $78-$82; excessive fat, $76-$80; cutter, $82-$87; canner, $55-$65.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $89-$94; low dressing, $84-$88.

Replacement cows: bred, $104-$114.

GONZALES

Nov. 16

Receipts: 1,391 cattle

Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady to lower on plainer ones. Packer cows sold steady.

Stocker-feeder steers: medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $245-$255; (300-400) $210-$235; (400-500) $185-$200; (500-600) $161-$175; (600-700) $149-$156; (700-800) $141-$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) $160-$170; (500-600) $141-$155; and (600-700) $134-$139.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $75-$79; cutters, $79-$84; canners, $61-$69; low-yielding fat cows, $69-$74.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $93-$100; lightweights and medium-quality bulls, $85-$94. Stocker cows, $950-$1,400. Pairs, $1,050-$1,600.

HALLETTSVILLE

Nov. 19

Cattle on Hand: 2,245

Week ago: 2,545; Year ago: 822

Compared to last week: The market was a little weaker this week. Better quality classes of calves in all weight classes sold steady to $3 lower. Plainer quality classes sold $2 to $4 lower. Overall market still very good, particularly on the No. 1 classes.

Packer cows and bulls sold $2 higher on about 225 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $74-$87; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $62-$74; lightweight canner cows, $50-$62.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $95-$101.50; utility and cutter bulls, $87-$95; lightweight canner bulls, $79-$87.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $220-$280; (200-300) $210-$265; (300-400) $200-$265; (400-500) $183-$230; (500-600) $162-$200; (600-700) $150-$177.50; (700-800) $142-$157.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) $205-$245; (200-300) $185-$225; (300-400) $175-$200; (400-500) $155-$192; (500-600) $140-$168; (600-700) $136-$148; (700-800) $118-$140.

KARNES CITY

Nov. 16

Cattle on hand: 611

Market was very strong and active on calves and stocker cows.

Steers: (200-300) $195-$235; (300-400) $185-$240; (400-500) $170-$200; (500-600) $155-$182; (600-700) $145-$172; (700 and up) $135-$160.

Heifers: (200-300) $165-$205; (300-400) $160-$205; (400-500) $155-$200; (500-600) $145-$190; (600-700) $135-$180; (700 and up) $120-$140.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $1,250-$1,750, pairs $1,250-$1,800; packer cows: No. 1 $75-$81, No. 2 $67-$75, and bulls $88-$92.

Goats and other (per head): 52 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $75-$105; (50-100) $105-$160. Nannies: $85-$155. Billies: $130-$245. Sheep: $65-$150. Rams: $85-$200. Piglets: $75-$115. Top hogs: $55-$72 (per pound). Sows: $32-$48 (per pound). Boars: $8-$15 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

Nov. 21

Cattle on hand: 746. Market steady compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $155-$230; (300-400) $181-$250; (400-500) $175-$230; (500-600) $151-$193; (600-700) $140-$160. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $151-$200; (300-400) $162-$198; (400-500) $155-$193; (500-600) $141-$173; (600-700) $130-$165.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $1,190-$1,390; medium cows and heifers, $800-$1,025

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $85-$90; lower-dressing utility and cutter cows, $75-$81; lightweight canner cows, $60-$68.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $94-$97; utility and canner bulls, $85; and lightweight canner bulls, $78.50.

NIXON

Nov. 18

Volume: 1,222; cows: 118; bulls: 15; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $171-$265; (300-400) $188-$265; (400-500) $156-$235; (500-600) $148-$190; (600-700) $135-$172; (700-800) $124-$157.

Heifers: (200-300) $156-$215; (300-400) $160-$255; (400-500) $141-$186; (500-600) $135-$230; (600-700) $125-$183; (700-800) $116-$143.

Slaughter cows: $35-$89; slaughter bulls, $70-$100; stocker cows, $950-$1,200; pairs, $915-$1,100; horses, none.

WHARTON

Nov. 20

Receipts: 1,811

Steers: (200-300) $184-$262; (300-400) $190-$261; (400-500) $164-$216; (500-600) $156-$196; (600-700) $142-$170; (700 and up) $132-$166.

Heifers: (200-300) $160-$238; (300-400) $156-$237; (400-500) $145-$200; (500-600) $137-$227; (600-700) $132-$180; (700 and up) $122-$154. Stocker cows: $830-$1,550.

Packer cows: (600-800) $59-$70; (800 and up) $71-$89; packer bulls, (800 and up) $73-$100.

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