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Livestock markets report

April 26, 2014 at midnight
Updated April 25, 2014 at 11:26 p.m.


BEEVILLE

No sale because of Easter holiday.

CUERO

April 25

Receipts: 1,754

There will be 35 black cows next week. Most have calves at side. Those that don't will be palpated. Herd dispersal.

Had 191 cows and 31 bulls. The packer market was mixed, as runs have picked up with dry conditions everywhere. Overall, the averages were the same as last sale, so the market is healthy and strong despite droughty conditions.

The calf market was active on all classes in line with the last sale. There was solid demand for all classes with better levels on the thinner calves. Big cattle were solid to a little high. There were a lot of 150- to 200-pound calves bringing more than $3 a pound.

Packer bulls: Heavyweights, $100-$122; lower grades, $80-$99.

Packer cows: breakers, $65-$83; boning cows, $65-$89; canners and cutters, $82-$110; light and weak, $38-$50.

Palpated dry cows (21 head bred): $107-$130; pairs (3): $1,000; $1,700; $1,825.

Steer calves: (under 200) $305-$345; (200-250) $283-$298; (250-300) $268-$282; (300-350) $189-$254; (350-400) $167-$236; (400-450) $196-$236; (450-500) $185-$220; (500-600) $195-$200; (550-600) $158-$166; (600-700) $154-$184; (700-800) $164-$174.

Bull calves: (under 250) $295-$335; (250-300) $253-$287.50; (300-350) $243-$266; (350-400) $210-$260; (400-450) $225-$236; (450-500) $200-$206; (500-550) $189-$205; (550-600) $177-$201; (600-700) $176-$181.

Bulls: (over 700) $154-$165.

Heifer calves: (under 200) $294-$335; (200-250) $270-$290; (250-300) $251-$276; (300-350) $229-$274; (350-400) $211-$240; (400-450) $197-$246; (450-500) $185-$200; (500-550) $181-$214; (550-600) $171-$206; (600-700) $166-$220; (700-800) $147-$156.

EDNA

No sale because of Easter holiday.

EL CAMPO

April 22

Receipts: 719

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

Steers: (under 200) $263-$300; (200-300) $244-$267.50; (300-400) $229-$263; (400-500) $209-$247.50; (500-600) $190-$215; (over 600) $175-$198.

Heifers: (under 200) $262-$278; (200-300) $233-$277.50; (300-400) $213-$250; (400-500) $192-$250; (500-600) $183-$197.50; (over 600) $168-$181.

Cows: high dressing utility, $98-$108; lower dressing utility, $86-$94; thin cows, $60-$70.

Bulls: high dressing, $115-$121; low dressing, $100-$114.

Replacement cows: bred, $120-$130.

GONZALES

No sale because of Easter holiday.

HALLETTSVILLE

April 22

Cattle on hand: 1,049

Week ago: 808; year ago: 853

Compared to last week: The market this week continued strong in all areas. Lighter weight classes were higher. Demand continues good in all areas.

Packer cows and bulls sold fully steady on about 180 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $92-$112; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $78-$92; lightweight canner cows, $63-$78.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $121-$132; utility and cutter bulls, $108-$121; lightweight canner bulls, $98-$108.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $275-$340; (200-300) $260-$300; (300-400) $225-$275; (400-500) $190-$255; (500-600) $182-$217.50; (600-700) $168-$195; (700-800) $160-$176.

No. 1 heifer calves: (under 200) $260-$295; (200-300) $220-$285;(300-400) $198-$258; (400-500) $185-$228; (500-600) $165-$202; (600-700) $152-$178; (700-800) $135-$165.

KARNES CITY

No sale because of Easter holiday.

KARNES COUNTY

April 24

Cattle on hand: 340. Market stronger compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $249-$275; (300-400) $222-$270; (400-500) $194-$222.50; (500-600) $177-$198; (600-700) $160-$180. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $227-$260; (300-400) $222-$255; (400-500) $190-$220; (500-600) $174-$195; (600-700) $157-$175.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $1,150-$1,560; medium cows and heifers, $960-$1,000; good cow/calf pairs, $1,625-$1,800; medium cow/calf pairs, $1,250.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $100-$109; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $90-$97; lightweight canner cows, $82-$89.50.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $125; utility and canner bulls, $116-$119; and lightweight canner bulls, $95-$102.

NIXON

No sale because of Easter holiday.

WHARTON

April 23

Receipts: 791

Steers: (200-300) $252-$324; (300-400) $208-$273; (400-500) $199-$240; (500-600) $178-$212; (600-700) $170-$191; (700 and up) $150-$185.

Heifers: (200-300) $249-$290; (300-400) $206-$242; (400-500) $193-$226; (500-600) $171-$199; (600-700) $158-$180; (700 and up) $145-$164.

Stocker pairs: $1,030-$1,910; stocker cows, $940-$1,875.

Packer cows: (600-800) $81-$99; (800 and up) $100-$114; packer bulls, (800 and up) $92-$133.

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