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Livestock markets report

By Victoria Advocate
March 8, 2014 at midnight
Updated March 7, 2014 at 9:08 p.m.


BEEVILLE

Feb. 28

Cattle on hand: 300

Horses: 5

Sheep/goats: 14

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $211-$285; (300-400) $190-$265; (400-500) $175-$240; (500-600) $156-$208; (600-700) $134-$185; and (700-800) $117-$160.

Heifers: (200-300) $195-$260; (300-400) $169-$215; (400-500) $158-$215; (500-600) $150-$260; (600-700) $137-$163; and (700-800) $115-$152.

Slaughter cows: $71.50-$105; slaughter bulls, $99.50-$113; stocker cows, $85-$105; bred cows, $860-$1,325; pairs, $1,000-$1,375; horses, $95-$225.

CUERO

March 7

Receipts: 521

Had 106 cows and 16 bulls. The packer market was higher on a short supply. There were higher prices across the board as packer prices continue to be at record highs.

The calf market was again very solid as all weights in all classes were even higher than last week's record-breaking market. Last week broke all the historical records for price per pound as well as value per head for the second week in a row, and this week may do it again. Today's market is easily $4 to $8 higher on most of the classes.

Packer bulls: Heavyweights, $100-$127; lower grades, $80-$98.

Packer cows: breakers, $65-$83; boning cows, $65-$90; canners and cutters, $82-$112; light and weak, $38-$53.

Palpated dry cows (10 head bred): $110-$149; pairs (4): $1,000-$1,950.

Steer calves: (under 200) none; (200-250) none; (250-300) $224-$268; (300-350) $218-$272; (350-400) $220-$244; (400-450) $211-$246; (450-500) $219-$232; (500-600) $196-$224; (550-600) $195-$210; (600-700) $177-$189; (700-800) $155-$166.

Bull calves: (under 250) $249-$315; (250-300) $260-$282.50; (300-350) $238-$286; (350-400) $221-$275; (400-450) $225-$265; (450-500) $209-$226; (500-550) $204-$220; (550-600) $198-$214; (600-700) $182-$195.

Bulls: (over 700) $172-$180.

Heifer calves: (under 200) $250-$266; (200-250) $211-$236; (250-300) $216-$246; (300-350) $225-$244.50; (350-400) $200-$240; (400-450) $189-$242; (450-500) $193-$212; (500-600) $182-$211; (550-600) $176-$186; (600-700) $159-$189; (700-800) $154-$164.

EDNA

March 3

Receipts: 338

Steers: (200-300) $231-$285; (300-400) $220-$256; (400-500) $219-$238; (500-600) $172-$216; (600-700) $155-$182; and (700 and up) n/a.

Heifers: (200-300) $204-$290; (300-400) $195-$252; (400-500) $196-$228; (500-600) $170-$184.

Stockers pairs: $1,230-$1,940; stocker cows: $1,200-$1,510.

Packer cows: (600-800) $63-$82; and (800 and up) $83-$109. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $83-$117.

EL CAMPO

March 4

Receipts: 259

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $5 higher. Cows and bulls were steady to $2 higher.

Steers: (under 200) $260-$300; (200-300) $246-$270; (300-400) $236-$260; (400-500) $223-$242.50; (500-600) $196-$232; (over 600) $178-$205.

Heifers: (under 200) $250-$285; (200-300) $231-$270; (300-400) $211-$237.50; (400-500) $187-$225; (500-600) $178-$200; (over 600) $160-$169.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $92-$96; excessive fat, $90-$93; cutter, $100-$111; canner, $60-$70.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $105-$117; low dressing, $99-$107.

GONZALES

March 1

Receipts: 765 cattle

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

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $245-$275; (300-400) $260-$270; (400-500) $215-$250; (500-600) $195-$205; (600-700) $180-$190; (700-800) $165-$175.

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

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $195-$210; (300-400) $195-$210; (400-500) $185-$190; (500-600) $170-$175; and (600-700) $160-$164.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $87-$92; cutters, $97-$111; canners, $65-$76; low yielding fat cows, $84-$92.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $101-$122; lightweights and medium quality bulls, $89-$98. Stocker cows, $950-$1,525. Pairs, $1,050-$1,700.

HALLETTSVILLE

March 4

Cattle on hand: 460

Week ago: 709; Year ago: 728

Compared to last week: The weather was cold and icy, but the market was extremely good. Better quality classes of calves sold $4 to $10 higher. Demand was very good in all areas.

Packer cows sold $5 to $6 higher on about 80 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $90-$114.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $77-$90; lightweight canner cows, $60-$77.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, none; utility and cutter bulls, $102-$118; lightweight canner bulls, $88-$102.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $265-$310; (200-300) $245-$305; (300-400) $220-$275; (400-500) $188-$250; (500-600) $178-$222.50; (600-700) $165-$195; (700-800) $160-$167.50.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) $245-$290; (200-300) $215-$280; (300-400) $195-$235; (400-500) $180-$228; (500-600) $165-$196; (600-700) $154-$176; (700-800) $136-$167.

KARNES CITY

March 1

Cattle on hand: 421

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

Steers: (200-300) $230-$280; (300-400) $240-$275; (400-500) $210-$260; (500-600) $185-$230; (600-700) $165-$180; (700 and up) $142-$160.

Heifers: (200-300) $210-$235; (300-400) $195-$225; (400-500) $200-$225; (500-600) $180-$215; (600-700) $160-$200; (700 and up) $140-$165.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $1,275-$1,875, pairs: $1,350-$2,250; packer cows: No. 1 $90-$102, No. 2 $85-$90, and bulls $110-$118.

Goats and other (per head): 122 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $85-$115; (50-100) $125-$185. Nannies: $75-$165. Billies: $160-$225. Sheep: $70-$160. Rams: $225-$325. Piglets: $65-$85. Top Hogs: $48-$55 (per pound). Sows: $35-$42 (per pound). Boars: $15-$35 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

March 6

Cattle on hand: 211. Market steady compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $255-$275; (300-400) $223-$270; (400-500) $209-$245; (500-600) $185-$210; (600-700) $178-$186. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $230-$245; (300-400) $205-$230; (400-500) $188-$210; (500-600) $172-$192; (600-700) $160-$185.

Stocker cows: Good cow/calf pairs (two), $1,450-$1,675.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $102-$109; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $86-$98; lightweight canner cows, $62-$78.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $115-$117.50; utility and canner bulls, $105.

NIXON

March 3

Volume: 446; cows: 113; bulls: 9; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 2.

Steers: (200-300) $207-$265; (300-400) $222-$265; (400-500) $194-$235; (500-600) $176-$220; (600-700) $157-$192; (700-800) $135-$139.

Heifers: (200-300) $191-$240; (300-400) $192-$255; (400-500) $172-$205; (500-600) $167-$260; (600-700) $140-$170; (700-800) $140-$149.

Slaughter cows: $87-$110; slaughter bulls, $105-$121; stocker cows, $950-$1,200; pairs, $1,050-$1,500; horses, none.

WHARTON

March 5

Receipts: 148

Steers: (200-300) $238-$273; (300-400) $208-$272; (400-500) $232-$250; (500-600) $200-$238; (600-700).

Heifers: (200-300) $231-$250; (300-400) $202-$244; (400-500) $188-$224; (500-600) $170-$196; (600-700).

Stocker pairs: $1,200-$1,570.

Packer cows: (600-800) $63-$85; (800 and up) $86-$110; packer bulls, (800 and up) $86-$120.

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