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Livestock markets report

Jan. 11, 2014 at midnight
Updated Jan. 10, 2014 at 7:11 p.m.


BEEVILLE

None reported.

CUERO

Jan. 10

Receipts: 1,055

Next week, there will be 85 white Brahman cows with 30 calves on site balanced to be palpated. All were bred to Herford and Brahman bulls.

Had 106 cows and 10 bulls. The packer market opened up the year stronger for third sale in a row. Market was up another $4 to $8 because of small supply and no sales for 2 weeks. Demand is good.

The calf market was stronger by as much as $8 to $15 on some classes and as much as $20 on certain classes of lighter calves. Market has started the year with a big upswing in demand for stocker as well as feeder calves. No negatives in this market, so a wonderful start to 2014.

Packer bulls: heavyweights, $92-$109; lower grades, $70-$95.

Packer cows: breakers, $65-$80; boning cows, $65-$85; canners and cutters, $82-$97; light and weak, $38-$53.

Palpated dry cows (18 bred cows): $115-$134; pairs (3): $1,000-$1,080.

Steer calves: (under 200) none; (200-250) $200-$223; (250-300) $225-$272; (300-350) $218.50-$250; (350-400) $228.50-$250; (400-450) $211-$240; (450-500) $203-$221; (500-600) $193-$208; (550-600) $166-$190; (600-700) $152-$164; (700-800) $148-$152.

Bull calves: (under 250) $262-$300; (250-300) $227-$280; (300-350) $199-$252; (350-400) $229-$261; (400-450) $189-$234; (450-500) $185-$224; (500-550) $184-$208; (550-600) $158-$182; (600-700) $159-$165.

Bulls: (over 700) $139-$149.

Heifer calves: (under 200) $270-$272.50; (200-250) $200-$280; (250-300) $196-$232; (300-350) $181-$230; (350-400) $188-$218; (400-450) $173-$200; (450-500) $173-$234; (500-550) $165-$176; (550-600) $156-$170; (600-700) $143-$161; (700-800) $137-$138.

EDNA

Jan. 6

Receipts: 696

Steers: (200-300) $209-$252; (300-400) $201-$236; (400-500) $190-$234; (500-600) $167-$196; (600-700) $154-$176; (700 and up) $130-$154.

Heifers: (200-300) $170-$265; (300-400) $170-$235; (400-500) $173-$197; (500-600) $157-$220; (600-700) $139-$165; (700 and up) $115-$133.

Stockers pairs: $1,030-$1,530; stocker cows: $890-$1,120.

Packer cows: (600-800) $56-$77; (800 and up) $78-$94. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $81-$107.

EL CAMPO

Jan. 7

Receipts: 348

Steers: (under 200) $220-$250; (200-300) $203-$232; (300-400) $214-$250; (400-500) $204-$230; (500-600) $162-$195; (over 600) $160-$184.

Heifers: (under 200) $200-$230; (200-300) $200-$220; (300-400) $188-$242.50; (400-500) $173-$227.50; (500-600) $158-$170; (over 600) $148-$158.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $80-$88; excessive fat, $78-$82; cutter, $88-$91; canner, $60-$70.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $100-$107; low dressing, $92-$98.

Replacement cows: pairs, $1,375-$1,425.

GONZALES



Jan. 4

Receipts: 834 cattle



Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold $3 to $4 higher. Packer cows sold $1 to $2 higher.

Stocker-feeder steers: medium- and large-frame No. 1 (150-300) $245-$265;(300-400) $215-$240; (400-500) $190-$210; (500-600) $165-$185; (600-700) $153-$163; (700-800) $146-$149.

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

Stocker-feeder heifers: medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $195-$210; (300-400) $175-$195; (400-500) $157-$175; (500-600) $147-$153; and (600-700) $137-$144.

Packer cows: good, lean utility and commercial, $75-$79; cutters, $81-$97; canners, $61-$69; low-yielding fat cows, $74-$85.

Packer bulls: yield grade 1 and 2, good, heavy bulls, $95-$110; lightweights and medium-quality bulls, $87-$94. Stocker cows, $950-$1,500. Pairs, $1,050-$1,700.

HALLETTSVILLE

Jan. 7

Cattle on hand: 707

Week ago: no sale; year ago: 1,136

Compared to last week: Tough weather limited receipts, but it sure didn't hurt the market. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold mostly $8 to $15 higher with some lighter weights as much as $20 higher. Demand extremely good in all areas.

Packer cows and bulls sold $2 higher on about 100 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $79-$95; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $68-$79; lightweight canner cows, $53-$68.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $101-$108; utility and cutter bulls, $93-$101; lightweight canner bulls, $85-$93.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) none; (200-300) $215-$245; (300-400) $210-$255; (400-500) $186-$250; (500-600) $167-$205; (600-700) $154-$180; (700-800) $145-$167.50.

No. 1 heifer calves: (under 200) none; (200-300) $190-$230; (300-400) $185-$214; (400-500) $161-$196; (500-600) $148-$176; (600-700) $145-$162; (700-800) $127-$148.

KARNES CITY

None reported.

KARNES COUNTY

Jan. 9

Cattle on hand: 266. Market stronger compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $220-$260; (300-400) $211-$250; (400-500) $192-$230; (500-600) $169-$193; (600-700) $156-$166. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $175; (300-400) $182-$245; (400-500) $167-$190; (500-600) $159-$170; (600-700) $144-$166.

Stocker cows: good cows and heifers, $1,010-$1,325; medium cows and heifers, $810-$940; good cow/calf pairs, none; medium cow/calf pairs, none.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $90-$95.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $77-$86; lightweight canner cows, $65-$76.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $109-$115; utility and canner bulls, $98.50-$106; and lightweight canner bulls, $87-$94.

NIXON

Jan. 6

Volume: 947; cows: 199; bulls: 14; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $206-$250; (300-400) $199-$255; (400-500) $180-$230; (500-600) $165-$205; (600-700) $144-$182; (700-800) $134-$167.

Heifers: (200-300) $183-$235; (300-400) $178-$250; (400-500) $156-$255; (500-600) $144-$205; (600-700) $137-$183; (700-800) $123-$143.

Slaughter cows: $48-$95; slaughter bulls, $87-$110; stocker cows, $780-$1,400; pairs, $1,200-$1,300; horses, none.

WHARTON

Jan. 8

Receipts: 570

Steers: (200-300) $212-$290; (300-400) $206-$250; (400-500) $192-$237; (500-600) $169-$195; (600-700) $161-$185; (700 and up) $132-$160.

Heifers: (200-300) $194-$290; (300-400) $180-$212; (400-500) $172-$230; (500-600) $151-$187; (600-700) $138-$151; (700 and up) $144-$167.

Stocker pairs: $1,260-$1,460; stocker cows, $1,000-$1,530.

Packer cows: (600-800) $57-$76; (800 and up) $77-$94; packer bulls, (800 and up) $85-$110.

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