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Livestock markets report

Jan. 25, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 24, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.


BEEVILLE

Jan. 17

Cattle on hand: 463

Horses: 2

Sheep/goats: 10

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $145-$240; (300-400) $169-$245; (400-500) $156-$215; (500-600) $137-$196; (600-700) $120-$164; and (700-800) $117-$158.

Heifers: (200-300) $151-$217; (300-400) $157-$225; (400-500) $145-$190; (500-600) $132-$169; (600-700) $117-$149; and (700-800) $110-$143.

Slaughter cows: $40-$90; slaughter bulls, $67-$100; stocker cows, $65-$110; bred cows, $1,000-$1,375; pairs, $1,150-$1,675; horses, $26-$330.

CUERO

Jan. 24

Receipts: 638

Had 150 cows and 31 bulls. The packer market was unchanged from last week. The weather hurt demand because packers could not get cattle in to be processed because of road conditions. Market was good anyway. The calf market was steady for the most part with last week. So for the third week in a row, high prices unseen in history were the norm. Very encouraging as a couple of buyers were absent because of weather.

Packer bulls: heavyweights, $92-$111; lower grades, $70-$92.

Packer cows: breakers, $65-$80; boning cows, $65-$85; canners and cutters, $82-$95; light and weak, $38-$53.

Palpated dry cows (56 head bred): $105-$117; pairs: none.

Steer calves: (less than 200) none; (200-250) $239-$254; (250-300) $234-$254; (300-350) $223.65-$260; (350-400) $216.50-$252; (400-450) $216-$236; (450-500) $187-$224; (500-600) $181-$220; (550-600) $172-$202; (600-700) $164-$180; (700-800) $155-$161.

Bull calves: (less than 250) $200-$290; (250-300) $187-$252; (300-350) $206-$262; (350-400) $219-$246; (400-450) $210-$234; (450-500) $205-$229; (500-550) $175-$208; (550-600) $165-$210; (600-700) $157-$160.

Bulls: (over 700) $138-$149.

Heifer calves: (less than 200) $237-$277.50; (200-250) $223-$240; (250-300) $207-$218; (300-350) $203-$228; (350-400) $188-$230; (400-450) $179-$234; (450-500) $164-$204; (500-550) $167-$212; (550-600) $162-$210; (600-700) $143-$196; (700-800) $137-$151.

EDNA

Jan. 20

Receipts: 771

Steers: (200-300) $223-$290; (300-400) $217-$258; (400-500) $196-$240; (500-600) $179-$210; (600-700) $161-$180; and (700 and up) $133-$164.

Heifers: (200-300) $208-$295; (300-400) $195-$270; (400-500) $174-$218; (500-600) $161-$182; (600-700) $150-$163; (700 and up) $124-$146.

Stocker cows: $950-$1,350.

Packer cows: (600-800) $54-$81; and (800 and up) $82-$96. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $80-$107.

EL CAMPO

Jan. 21

Receipts: 771

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $2 higher. Cows and bulls were $1 higher.

Steers: (less than 200) $252-$300; (200-300) $222-$255; (300-400) $211-$260; (400-500) $194-$230; (500-600) $175-$205; (600 and up) $156-$176.

Heifers: (less than 200) $248-$290; (200-300) $204-$255; (300-400) $177-$265; (400-500) $170-$220; (500-600) $161-$195; (600 and up) $151-$172.50.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $78-$83; excessive fat, $75-$81; cutter, $82-$90; canner, $60-$70.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $96-$110; low dressing, $90-$100.

GONZALES

Jan. 18

Receipts: 1,608 cattle

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

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large-frame No. 1 (150-300) $245-$265; (300-400) $225-$250; (400-500) $195-$215; (500-600) $167-$185; (600-700) $159-$165; (700-800) $151-$156.

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

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

Packer cows: Good, lean utility and commercial, $81-$86; cutters, $81-$94; 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-$1,800. Pairs, $1,050-$1,900.

HALLETTSVILLE

Jan. 21

Cattle on hand: 1,947

Week ago: 1,913; Year ago: 1,401

Compared to last week: The market this week was fully steady on the No. 1 classes in all weight classes. No. 2 and plainer types sold $2 to $4 lower. Demand continues very active in all areas with better quality seeing best demand.

Packer cows and bulls sold strong to $1 higher on about 225 head total.

Packer cows: Individual, $99; higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $79-$97; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $68-$79; lightweight canner cows, $53-$68.

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, (under 200) $250-$280; (200-300) $225-$265; (300-400) $215-$252; (400-500) $185-$240; (500-600) $172-$210; (600-700) $160-$187.50; (700-800) $148-$162.50.

No. 1 heifer calves: (less than 200) $220-$265; (200-300) $200-$245; (300-400) $190-$220;(400-500) $170-$202; (500-600) $151-$181; (600-700) $146-$161; (700-800) $128-$154.

KARNES CITY

Jan. 18

Cattle on hand: 381

Market was strong throughout and active in all classes of livestock.

Steers: (200-300) $228-$280; (300-400) $220-$255; (400-500) $190-$240; (500-600) $170-$195; (600-700) $162-$182; (700 and up) $138-$160.

Heifers: (200-300) $215-$245; (300-400) $195-$230; (400-500) $178-$210; (500-600) $170-$190; (600-700) $152-$172; (700 and up) $135-$150.

Stocker cows (per head): bred cows $1,150-$1,525; pairs $1,275-$1,675; packer cows No. 1 $78-$91, No. 2 $72-$76; and bulls $95-$103.

Goats and other (per head): 165 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $85-$140; (50-100) $160-$215. Nannies: $100-$175. Billies: $140-$260. Sheep: $70-$175. Rams: $130-$275. Piglets: $85-$115. Top hogs: $57-$65 (per pound). Sows: $42-$65 (per pound). Boars: $8-$35 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

Jan. 23

Cattle on hand: 283. Market softer compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $237-$260; (300-400) $225-$255; (400-500) $187-$212; (500-600) $174-$195; (600-700) $152-$164. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $209-$230; (300-400) $197-$225; (400-500) $186-$203; (500-600) $164-$198; (600-700) $137-$148.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $1,000-$1,210; medium cows and heifers, $850-$950; good cow/calf pairs, none.

Packer cows (29): higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $86-$91.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $79-$85; lightweight canner cows, $69-$73.

Packer bulls (10): heavyweight bulls, $94-$101; utility and canner bulls, $87-$93; and lightweight canner bulls, $80-$86.

NIXON

Jan. 20

Volume: 936; cows: 102; bulls: 12; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 2.

Steers: (200-300) $197-$260; (300-400) $204-$245; (400-500) $181-$235; (500-600) $163-$213; (600-700) $148-$188; (700-800) $133-$158.

Heifers: (200-300) $177-$235; (300-400) $173-$235; (400-500) $156-$191; (500-600) $148-$175; (600-700) $134-$162; (700-800) $124-$145.

Slaughter cows: $50-$95; slaughter bulls, $95-$110; stocker cows, $900-$1,250; pairs, $950-$1,475; horses, none.

WHARTON

Jan. 22

Receipts: 755

Steers: (200-300) $203-$275; (300-400) $218-$265; (400-500) $198-$236; (500-600) $172-$212; (600-700) $161-$177; (700 and up) $135-$171.

Heifers: (200-300) $200-$262; (300-400) $194-$258; (400-500) $179-$255; (500-600) $159-$190; (600-700) $148-$187; (700 and up) $126-$145.

Stocker cows: $760-$1,450.

Packer cows: (600-800) $61-$82; (800 and up) $83-$97; packer bulls, (800 and up) $88-$112.

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