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Livestock markets report

By Victoria Advocate
Feb. 1, 2014 at midnight
Updated Jan. 31, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.


BEEVILLE

Jan. 24

Cattle on hand: 343

Horses: 0

Sheep/goats: 0

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $145-$207; (300-400) $175-$258; (400-500) $164-$215; (500-600) $146-$181; (600-700) $130-$163; and (700-800) $111-$140.

Heifers: (200-300) $152-$180; (300-400) $149-$193; (400-500) $146-$181; (500-600) $130-$171; (600-700) $118-$150; and (700-800) $102-$130.

Slaughter cows: $40-$95; slaughter bulls, $67-$108; stocker cows, $65-$121; bred cows, $900-$1,425; pairs, $1,100-$1,700; horses, none.

CUERO

Jan. 31

Receipts: 1,338

Had 150 cows and 31 bulls. The packer market was higher by $2 to $4 as supply is low and demand is strong. A packer cow brought more than $100 for the first time in a long time.

The calf market was again very solid with some classes as much as $4 higher while some No. 2 calves were discounted some as to be expected. Still seeing a strong demand for anything that can be turned out on grass. Absolutely no weakness anywhere.

Packer bulls: heavyweights, $92-$113; lower grades, $80-$94.

Packer cows: breakers, $65-$80; boning cows, $65-$88; canners and cutters, $82-$104; light and weak, $38-$53.

Palpated dry cows (32 head bred): $120-$137; pairs (only 2): $1,300-$1,350.

Steer calves: (less than 200) $250-$267.50; (200-250) $239-$254; (250-300) $234-$254.50; (300-350) $237-$246; (350-400) $228.50-$244; (400-450) $185-$226; (450-500) $188-$226; (500-550) $185-$204; (550-600) $176-$193;(600-700) $158-$184; (700-800) $158-$161.

Bull calves: (less than 250) $249-$300; (250-300) $231-$258; (300-350) $206-$242; (350-400) $215-$245; (400-450) $205-$236; (450-500) $188-$228; (500-600) $174-$198; (550-600) $171-$184; (600-700) $155-$179.

Bulls: (more than 700) $135-$150.

Heifer calves: (less than 200) none; (200-250) $200-$212; (250-300) $218-$232; (300-350) $202-$230; (350-400) $188-$208; (400-450) $175-$228; (450-500) $166-$190; (500-550) $164-$188; (550-600) $159-$174; (600-700) $154-$182; (700-800) $148-$152.

EDNA

Jan. 27

Receipts: 922

Steers: (200-300) $230-$260; (300-400) $214-$254; (400-500) $187-$240; (500-600) $171-$204; (600-700) $162-$178; and (700 and up) $147-$166.

Heifers: (200-300) $204-$226; (300-400) $195-$245; (400-500) $174-$223; (500-600) $162-$184; (600-700) $151-$177; (700 and up) $127-$156.

Stockers pairs: $1,370-$1,540; Stocker cows: $930-$1,240.

Packer cows: (600-800) $56-$80; and (800 and up) $81-$96. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $84-$109.

EL CAMPO

Jan. 28

Receipts: 236

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

Steers: (less than 200) $240-$290; (200-300) $200-$260; (300-400) $218-$245; (400-500) $201-$222.50; (500-600) $182-$207; (more than 600) $160-$170.

Heifers: (less than 200) $235-$285; (200-300) $195-$235; (300-400) $196-$225; (400-500) $181-$212; (500-600) $162-$185; (more than 600) $158-$170.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $85-$90; excessive fat, $84-$88; cutter, $90-$92; canner, $60-$70.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $102-$108; low dressing, $95-$101.

GONZALES

Jan. 25

Receipts: 705 cattle

Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady $1 to $2 higher. Packer cows sold steady.

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $245-$265; (300-400) $235-$250; (400-500) $195-$225; (500-600) $169-$190; (600-700) $163-$165; (700-800) $151-$159.

Bull yearlings: (700-900) $100-$125.

Stocker-feeder heifers: medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $195-$210; (300-400) $185-$190; (400-500) $168-$180; (500-600) $154-$164; and (600-700) $147-$153.

Packer cows: good lean utility and commercial, $81-$86; cutters, $81-$97; canners, $65-$71; low-yielding fat cows, $74-$85.

Packer bulls: yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $95-$110; lightweights and medium-quality bulls, $87-$97. Stocker cows, $950-$1,500. Pairs, $1,050-$1,800.

HALLETTSVILLE

Jan. 28

Cattle on hand: 585

Week ago: 1,947; Year ago: 1,257

Compared to last week: Icy weather limited receipts, but the market remained strong in all areas. Better quality calves in all weight classes sold steady to strong.

Packer cows and bulls sold $1 to $2 higher on a very light supply with no good high-dressing cows or bulls on hand.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $80-$99; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $69-$80; lightweight canner cows, $54-$69.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $103-$109.50; utility and cutter bulls, $95-$103; lightweight canner bulls, $84-$95.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (less than 200) none; (200-300) $225-$270; (300-400) $215-$255; (400-500) $185-$237.50; (500-600) $172-$205; (600-700) $160-$187.50; (700-800) $148-$157.50.

No. 1 heifer calves: (less than 200) none; (200-300) $200-$250; (300-400) $190-$227.50; (400-500) $170-$202.50; (500-600) $151-$180; (600-700) $146-$159; (700-800) $125-$150.

KARNES CITY

Not available.

KARNES COUNTY

Jan. 30

Cattle on hand: 233. Market steady compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $224-$260; (300-400) $203-$223; (400-500) $197-$225; (500-600) $170-$198; (600-700) $150-$172. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $197-$215; (300-400) $190-$205; (400-500) $178-$193; (500-600) $159-$176; (600-700) $137-$159.

Stocker cows (1): good cows and heifers, $1,450.

Packer cows (30): higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $90-$100.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $81-$87; lightweight canner cows, $67-$77.

Packer bulls (10): heavyweight bulls, $107-$111.50; utility and canner bulls, $100-$106; and lightweight canner bulls, $84.50-$96.

NIXON

Jan. 27

Volume: 784; cows: 106; bulls: 8; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $199-$265; (300-400) $193-$260; (400-500) $184-$230; (500-600) $163-$200; (600-700) $150-$185; (700-800) $136-$160.

Heifers: (200-300) $169-$240; (300-400) $171-$235; (400-500) $154-$220; (500-600) $145-$182; (600-700) $129-$155; (700-800) $129-$145.

Slaughter cows: $60-$95; slaughter bulls, $90-$109; stocker cows, $850-$1,200; pairs, none; horses, none.

WHARTON

Jan. 29

Receipts: 208

Steers: (200-300) $211-$272; (300-400) $206-$272; (400-500) $185-$222; (500-600) $132-$198; (600-700) $134-$172.

Heifers: (200-300) $208-$275; (300-400) $194-$240; (400-500) $173-$235; (500-600) $140-$178; (600-700) stocker cows, $830-$1,140.

Packer cows: (600-800) $63-$82; (800 and up) $83-$94; packer bulls, (800 and up) $72-$104.

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