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Livestock markets report

March 29, 2014 at midnight
Updated March 28, 2014 at 10:29 p.m.


BEEVILLE

March 21

Cattle on hand: 227

Horses: 0

Sheep/goats: 17

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $193-$240; (300-400) $192-$225; (400-500) $168-$215; (500-600) $157-$201; (600-700) $134-$168; and (700-800) $126-$154.

Heifers: (200-300) $190-$265; (300-400) $157-$206; (400-500) $153-$205; (500-600) $142-$171; (600-700) $131-$160; and (700-800) $119-$148.

Slaughter cows: $71.50-$107; slaughter bulls, $89.50-$113; stocker cows, $85-$108; bred cows, $1,070-$1,160; pairs, none; horses, none.

*Tri-county sale at 1 p.m. Friday.

CUERO

March 28

Receipts: 429

Had 95 cows and 17 bulls. The packer market was a steady to a little higher overall on short supply. Demand remains very high.

The calf market was active on all classes on limited supply. Some of the thinner classes were up $1 to $2. New crop calves are starting to show up, and they will be discounted due to fleshy condition.

Packer bulls: Heavyweights, $100-$132; lower grades, $80-$99.

Packer cows: breakers, $65-$85; boning cows, $65-$92; canners and cutters, $82-$112; light and weak, $38-$53.

Palpated dry cows (39 head bred): $110-$145; pairs (3): $1,200-$1,500.

Steer calves: (under 200) none; (200-250) $272-$300; (250-300) $250-$272; (300-350) $244-$265; (350-400) $227-$252; (400-450) $221-$230; (450-500) $211-$226; (500-600) $202-$216; (550-600) $195-$214; (600-700) $163-$188; (700-800) $145-$180.

Bull calves: (under 250) $261-$275 (250-300) $210-$270; (300-350) $254-$272.50; (350-400) $217-$238; (400-450) $214-$238; (450-500) $210-$224; (500-550) $200-$214; (550-600) $189-$198; (600-700) $172-$180.

Bulls: (over 700) $158-$164.

Heifer calves: (under 200) $250-$280; (200-250) $247-$265; (250-300) $225-$255; (300-350) $226-$252; (350-400) $202-$238; (400-450) $198-$210; (450-500) $188-$200; (500-600) $186-$202; (550-600) $184-$230; (600-700) $168-$186; (700-800) $148-$156.

EDNA

March 24

Receipts: 407

Steers: (200-300) $210-$310; (300-400) $179-$278; (400-500) $198-$226; (500-600) $184-$214; (600-700) $165-$188; and (700 and up) $148-$176.

Heifers: (200-300) $220-$305; (300-400) $187-$225; (400-500) $186-$218; (500-600) $175-$192; (600-700) $162-$173; (700 and up) none.

Stockers pairs: $910-$1,600; stocker cows: $1,200-$1,600.

Packer cows: (600-800) $87-$101; and (800 and up) $101-$122. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $97-$131.

EL CAMPO

March 25

Receipts: 394

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $4 higher. Cows and bulls were steady.

Steers: (under 200) $270-$285; (200-300) $254-$275; (300-400) $240-$272; (400-500) $214-$241; (500-600) $190-$215; (over 600) $175-$194.

Heifers: (under 200) $260-$280; (200-300) $235-$280; (300-400) $216-$267.50; (400-500) $199-$240; (500-600) $180-$205; (over 600) $168-$182.

Cows: high dressing cutter, $102-$113; lower dressing cutter, $89-$96; thin, $60-$70.

Bulls: high dressing, $125-$132; low dressing, $112-$122.

Replacement cows: bred, $125-$130; pairs, $1,275-$1,800.

GONZALES

March 22

Receipts: 601 cattle

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

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $245-$335; (300-400) $250-$270; (400-500) $215-$235; (500-600) $190-$205; (600-700) $165-$180; (700-800) $155-$170.

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) $155-$165.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $87-$97; cutters, $97-$115; canners, $75-$84; low-yielding fat cows, $88-$90.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $105-$132; lightweights and medium quality bulls, $93-$101. Stocker cows, $950-$1,525. Pairs, $1,250-$2,050.

HALLETTSVILLE

March 25

Cattle on hand: 805

Week ago: 978. Year ago: 649

Compared to last week: Better quality and better conditioned classes of calves and yearlings sold fully steady. Starting to see a few fleshier calves as pasture conditions are much improved following recent rains.

Packer cows sold fully steady, and packer bulls sold $2 to $3 higher on a run consisting of about 175 cows and 15 bulls.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $95-$116; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $81-$95; lightweight canner cows, $68-$81.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $122-$133.50; utility and cutter bulls, $105-$122; lightweight canner bulls, $92-$105.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) none; (200-300) $255-$290; (300-400) $225-$285; (400-500) $190-$245; (500-600) $182-$222.50; (600-700) $170-$195; (700-800) $160-$177.50.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) none; (200-300) $225-$278; (300-400) $195-$242; (400-500) $184-$222; (500-600) $166-$198; (600-700) $157-$184; (700-800) $138-$167.

KARNES CITY

March 22

Cattle on hand: 186

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

Steers: (200-300) $245-$265; (300-400) $215-$255; (400-500) $205-$230; (500-600) $190-$215; (600-700) $165-$190; (700 and up) $140-$152.

Heifers: (200-300) $205-$220; (300-400) $185-$215; (400-500) $190-$202; (500-600) $175-$200; (600-700) $165-$175; (700 and up) $135-$140.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $1,315-$1,475, pairs $1,625-$2,250; packer cows: No. 1 $100-$112, No. 2 $85-$97, and bulls $108-$115.

Goats and other (per head): 336 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $65-$110; (50-100) $125-$190. Nannies: $90-$175. Billies: $145-$200. Sheep: $70-$115. Rams: $175-$275. Piglets: $65-$85. Top hogs: $52-$62 (per pound). Sows: $42-$48 (per pound). Boars: $15-$30 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

March 27

Cattle on hand: 108. Market softer compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $259-$280; (300-400) $225-$255; (400-500) $220-$232; (500-600) $188-$202; (600-700) $165-$170. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) no test; (300-400) $208-$230; (400-500) $200-$210; (500-600) $160-$198; (600-700) $160-$168.

Stocker cows (3): Good cows and heifers, $1,175-$1,275; medium cows and heifers, $760; good cow/calf pairs, none.

Packer cows (6): higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $115-$128.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $88-$100; lightweight canner cows, $80-$87.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $115-$128.50; utility and canner bulls, none; and lightweight canner bulls, none.

NIXON

March 24

Volume: 714; cows: 122; bulls: 20; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $250-$295; (300-400) $216-$270; (400-500) $196-$245; (500-600) $176-$213; (600-700) $160-$193; (700-800) $153-$169.

Heifers: (200-300) $224-$270; (300-400) $188-$255; (400-500) $181-$213; (500-600) $170-$200; (600-700) $152-$184; (700-800) $138-$152.

Slaughter cows: $80-$114; slaughter bulls, $105-$135; stocker cows, $925-$1,600; pairs, $1,290-$1,725; horses, none.

*Closed April 21 for Easter.

WHARTON

March 26

Receipts: 477

Steers: (200-300) $250-$317; (300-400) $225-$285; (400-500) $202-$244; (500-600) $196-$210; (600-700) $164-$189; (700 and up) $148-$182.

Heifers: (200-300) $240-$310; (300-400) $204-$250; (400-500) $183-$248; (500-600) $175-$203; (600-700) $151-$188.

Stocker pairs: $1,100-$1,670; stocker cows, $960-$1,270.

Packer cows: (600-800) $83-$102; (800 and up) $103-$119; packer bulls, (800 and up) $86-$131.

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