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Livestock markets report

By Victoria Advocate
June 28, 2014 at 1:28 a.m.


BEEVILLE

June 20

Cattle on hand: 428

Horses: 7

Sheep/goats: 18

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $264-$345; (300-400) $241-$305; (400-500) $205-$285; (500-600) $196-$235; (600-700) $162-$211; and (700-800) $156-$201.

Heifers: (200-300) $266-$325; (300-400) $205-$285; (400-500) $200-$260; (500-600) $192-$245; (600-700) $158-$190; and (700-800) $146-$184.

Slaughter cows: $80-$112; slaughter bulls, $90-$116.50; stocker cows, $85-$161; bred cows, $1,250-$2,025; pairs, $1,400-$2,325; horses, $10-$450.

Closed on the Fourth of July.

CUERO

June 27

Receipts: 707

Had 79 cows and 9 bulls. The packer market was again strong on a short supply. Was consistent with last week's gains. Time to sell any cull cows or bulls.

The calf market was higher across the board by an average of $8. Favorable corn-growing weather as well as improving grass conditions and a strong demand for limited numbers has pushed the calf market to another week of record all-time highs for the fourth week in a row.

Packer bulls: Heavyweights, $100-$133; lower grades, $80-$110.

Packer cows: breakers, $68-$80; boning cows, $67-$87; canners and cutters, $82-$125; light and weak, $40-$65.

Palpated dry cows (9 head bred): $120-$144; pairs (5): $1,500-$2,450.

Steer calves: (under 200) none; (200-250) none; (250-300) $307-$312; (300-350) $287-$302; (350-400) $275-$306; (400-450) $259-$300; (450-500) $245-$280; (500-550) $234-$252; (550-600) $224-$244; (600-700) $212-$226; (700-800) $177-$200.

Bull calves: (under 250) $309-$345; (250-300) $315-$323; (300-350) $294-$317.50; (350-400) $282-$304; (400-450) $260-$280; (450-500) $248-$270; (500-550) $234-$247; (550-600) $218-$230; (600-700) $203-$221.

Bulls: (over 700) $181-$200.

Heifer calves: (under 200) $323-$355; (200-250) $288-$336; (250-300) $270-$310; (300-350) $267-$298; (350-400) $239-$263; (400-450) $235-$268; (450-500) $231-$265; (500-600) $220-$258; (550-600) $217-$262; (600-700) $194-$210; (700-800) $173-$196.

EDNA

June 23

Receipts: 615

Steers: (200-300) $304-$342; (300-400) $274-$320; (400-500) $257-$288; (500-600) $222-$246; (600-700) $197-$220; and (700 and up) $144-$184.

Heifers: (200-300) $291-$362.50; (300-400) $253-$298; (400-500) $223-$264; (500-600) $208-$265; (600-700) $189-$250.

Stockers pairs: $1,270-$1,630; stocker cows: $930-$1,560.

Packer cows: (600-800) $82-$104; and (800 and up) $105-$128. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $98-$132.

EL CAMPO

June 24

Receipts: 406

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

Steers: (under 200) $308-$360; (200-300) $275-$325; (300-400) $262-$315; (400-500) $244-$280; (500-600) $226-$255; (over 600) $212-$225.

Heifers: (under 200) $305-$335; (200-300) $279-$330; (300-400) $237-$312.50; (400-500) $217-$270; (500-600) $204-$233; (over 600) $195-$218.

Slaughter cows: high dressing, $102-$115; lower dressing, $90-$96; thin, $70-$88.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $114-$128; low dressing, $108-$116.

Replacement cows: bred, $1,300-$1,375; pairs, $2,000-$2,125.

GONZALES

June 21

Receipts: 764 cattle

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

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $310-$335; (300-400) $270-$315; (400-500) $235-$265; (500-600) $215-$230; (600-700) $194-$205; (700-800) $185-$190.

Bull yearlings: (700-900) $135-$155.

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $245-$300; (300-400) $215-$235; (400-500) $205-$210; (500-600) $195-$200; and (600-700) $175-$185.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $91-$98; cutters, $101-$116; canners, $75-$84; low-yielding fat cows, $90-$97.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $114-$129; lightweights and medium quality bulls, $96-$110. Stocker cows, $950-$1,800. Pairs, $1,250-$2,000.

HALLETTSVILLE

June 24

Cattle on hand: 1,463

Week ago: 1,322; year ago: 1,396

Compared to last week: The market was stronger again this week. Better quality classes sold $3 to $6 higher in all weight classes of calves and yearlings. More beneficial rainfall has pasture conditions much improved.

Packer cows and bulls sold $2 higher on about 220 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $93-$117; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $79-$93; lightweight canner cows, $65-$79.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $122-$133; utility and cutter bulls, $114-$122; lightweight canner bulls, $100-$114.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $285-$350; (200-300) $275-$322.50; (300-400) $252-$325; (400-500) $218-$290; (500-600) $198-$255; (600-700) $194-$230; (700-800) $185-$217.50.

No. 1 heifer calves: (under 200) $270-$315; (200-300) $260-$300; (300-400) $220-$288; (400-500) $212-$248; (500-600) $191-$226; (600-700) $181-$215; (700-800) $164-$195.

*We will have a sale July 1.

KARNES CITY

June 21

Cattle on hand: 155

Market was steady to higher throughout all classes of livestock.

Steers: (200-300) $270-$300; (300-400) $242-$280; (400-500) $230-$260; (500-600) $205-$228; (600-700) $190-$220; (700 and up) $175-$190.

Heifers: (200-300) $255-$310; (300-400) $205-$240; (400-500) $225-$250; (500-600) $200-$218; (600-700) $185-$195; (700 and up) $170-$178.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $1,425-$1,650, pairs $1,775-$2,450; packer cows: No. 1 $98-$115, No. 2 $90-$95, and bulls $115-$120.

Goats and other (per head): 132 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $65-$115; (50-100) $115-$165. Nannies: $80-$135. Billies: $155-$235. Sheep: $50-$95. Rams: $130-$265. Piglets: $65-$85. Top hogs: $62-$72 (per pound). Sows: $48-$58 (per pound). Boars: $15-$30 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

June 26

Cattle on hand: 258. Market stronger/steady compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $295-$345; (300-400) $257-$285; (400-500) $251-$270; (500-600) $230-$250; (600-700) $204-$216. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $281-$310; (300-400) $250-$280; (400-500) $218-$240; (500-600) $211-$222; (600-700) $185-$203.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $1,200-$1,500; medium cows and heifers, $850-$950; good cow/calf pairs (1), $2,375

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $118-$121; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $101-$117; lightweight canner cows, $75-$90.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $125-$132

NIXON

June 23

Volume: 551; cows: 60; bulls: 10; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $247-$320; (300-400) $246-$320; (400-500) $230-$290; (500-600) $218-$255; (600-700) $197-$235; (700-800) $169-$212.

Heifers: (200-300) $230-$285; (300-400) $230-$340; (400-500) $219-$425; (500-600) $202-$280; (600-700) $179-$216; (700-800) $167-$185.

Slaughter cows: $80-$118; slaughter bulls, $106-$134; stocker cows, $850-$1,800; pairs, $1,700-$2,025; horses, none.

WHARTON

June 25

Receipts: 813

Steers: (200-300) $198-$342; (300-400) $204-$316; (400-500) $238-$286; (500-600) $228-$256; (600-700) $201-$230; (700 and up) $164-$194.

Heifers: (200-300) $244-$328; (300-400) $224-$284; (400-500) $221-$244; (500-600) $206-$247; (600-700) $187-$212; (700 and up) $138-$188.

Stocker pairs: $1,200-$2,750; stocker cows, $1,200-$1,950.

Packer cows: (600-800) $76-$103; (800 and up) $104-$122; packer bulls, (800 and up) $70-$136.

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