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Livestock markets report

May 31, 2014 at 12:31 a.m.


BEEVILLE

May 23

Cattle on hand: 245

Horses: 0

Sheep/goats: 34

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $212-$235; (300-400) $187-$250; (400-500) $182-$222; (500-600) $169-$205; (600-700) $154-$192; and (700-800) $141-$165.

Heifers: (200-300) $206-$280; (300-400) $175-$227; (400-500) $172-$207; (500-600) $162-$200; (600-700) $155-$189; and (700-800) $138-$165.

Slaughter cows: $66-$100; slaughter bulls, $90-$113; stocker cows, $85-$125; bred cows, $1,350-$1,475; pairs, $1,600-$1,825; horses, $100-$350.

CUERO

May 30

Receipts: 536

Had 71 cows and 11 bulls. The packer market was higher on a light run because of rainfall during the week. Receipts were down all week while demand remains strong a limited supply.

The calf market was somewhat higher across the board, Some tops were 8 to 10 cents a pound higher. Most classes were $2 to $3 above last week. Grass conditions across the country are good, and supplies are short with a strong demand, which equals high prices.

Packer bulls: heavyweights, $100-$125; lower grades, $80-$100.

Packer cows: breakers, $68-$80; boning cows, $67-$87; canners and cutters, $82-$113; light and weak, 380-$45.

Palpated dry cows (only 1 bred) $103; pairs: $1,350-$1,600.

Steer calves: (under 200) none; (200-250) none; (250-300) $262-$286; (300-350) $253-$272; (350-400) $247-$254; (400-450) $225-$246 (450-500) $216-$244; (500-550) $202-$218; (550-600) $200-$204; (600-700) $190-$202; (700-800) none.

Bull calves: (under 250) $298-$320; (250-300) $286-$292; (300-350) $258-$272; (350-400) $245-$257; (400-450) $214-$504; (450-500) $213-$244; (500-550) $203-$220; (550-600) $185-$202; (600-700) $187-$197.

Bulls: (over 700) $162-$172.

Heifer calves: (under 200) $239-$307.50; (200-250) $225-$245; (250-300) $229-$258; (300-350) $248-$260; (350-400) $215-$246; (400-450) $211-$230; (450-500) $206-$216; (500-600) $203-$248; (550-600) $186-$198; (600-700) $172-$190; (over 700) none.

EDNA

Closed for Memorial Day holiday.

EL CAMPO

May 27

Receipts: 468

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $2 higher. Cows and bulls were steady to $3 higher.

Steers: (under 200) $290-$350; (200-300) $256-$297.50; (300-400) $230-$262.50; (400-500) $202-$237.50; (500-600) $184-$212.50.

Heifers: (under 200) $290-$310; (200-300) $256-$297.50; (300-400) $230-$262; (400-500) $203-$237.50; (500-600) $185-$212.50; (over 600) $171-$182.

Slaughter cows: high dressing, $94-$107; low dressing, $85-$92; thin, $60-$70.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $113-$123; low dressing, $105-$111.

Replacement cows: bred, $125-$130; pairs, $1,700-$2,135.

GONZALES

May 24

Receipts: 695 cattle

Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady. Packer cows sold $1-$2 lower.

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $245-$350; (300-400) $230-$275; (400-500) $215-$225; (500-600) $195-$210; (600-700) $177-$185; (700-800) $173-$176.

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

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $195-$210; (300-400) $195-$210; (400-500) $188-$194; (500-600) $175-$185; and (600-700) $155-$165.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $87-$97; cutters, $98-$108; canners, $75-$84; low-yielding fat cows, $88-$94.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $105-$124; lightweights and medium quality bulls, $96-$101. Stocker cows, $950-$1,700. Pairs, $1,250-$2,000.

HALLETTSVILLE

May 27

Cattle on hand: 491

Week ago: 1,236; year ago: 680

Wonderful rains in our area. Between the rains and the holiday, it made for a very light supply. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold mostly strong.

Packer cows and bulls sold $1 to $2 higher on approximately 85 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $92-$112; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $75-$92; lightweight canner cows, $62-$75.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $120-$123; utility and cutter bulls, $111-$120; lightweight canner bulls, $98-$111.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $275-$325; (200-300) $265-$315; (300-400) $232-$280; (400-500) $190-$242.50; (500-600) $176-$222.50; (600-700) $171-$205; (700-800) $166-$182.50.

No. 1 heifer calves: (under 200) $260-$315; (200-300) $225-$285; (300-400) $198-$252; (400-500) $195-$234; (500-600) $178-$205; (600-700) $163-$188;(700-800) $138-$172.

KARNES CITY

Closed for Memorial Day holiday.

KARNES COUNTY

May 29

Cattle on hand: 199. Market steady compared to last week.

Steers: (200-300) $200-$240; (300-400) $235-$305; (400-500) $218-$80; 235 (500-600) $198-$217.50; (600-700) $175-$197.50. Heifers: (200-300) $255-$265; (300-400) $223-$245; (400-500) $205-$230; (500-600) $203-$213; (600-700) $181-$190.

Packer bulls: high yielding, no test; medium yielding, $111-$114; low yielding, $103.

Packer cows: high yielding, $100-$109; medium yielding, $90-$98; low yielding, $75-$880.

Stocker cows: good, $1,325-$1,375; plain $115-$125.

NIXON

Closed for Memorial Day holiday.

WHARTON

May 28

Receipts: 356

Steers: (200-300) $255-$320; (300-400) $241-$270; (400-500) $222-$250; (500-600) $196-$220; (600-700) $177-$200; (700 and up) $164-$186.

Heifers: (200-300) $236-$298; (300-400) $213-$258; (400-500) $209-$232; (500-600) $183-$196; (600-700) $174-$188; (700 and up) $153-$161.

Stocker cows, $870-$1,320.

Packer cows: (600-800) $76-$88; (800 and up) $89-$107; packer bulls, (800 and up) $86-$120.

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