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Livestock markets report

June 23, 2012 at 1:23 a.m.


BEEVILLE

June 15

Cattle on hand: 572

Horses: 4

Sheep/goats: 55

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $179-$235; (300-400) $162-$210; (400-500) $141-$173; (500-600) $132-$159; (600-700) $118-$140; and (700-800) $107-$131.

Heifers: (200-300) $168-$202; (300-400) $145-$181; (400-500) $138-$161; (500-600) $129-$151; (600-700) $122-$139; and (700-800) $118-$130.

Slaughter cows: $40-$85; slaughter bulls, $75-$105; stocker cows, $60-$89; bred cows, $640-$1,070; pairs, $940-$1,430; horses, $50-$290.

*Closed July 6 for the 4th of July week.

CUERO

June 22

Receipts: 1,166

Had 136 cows and 13 bulls. The cow and bull market was on average about $2/cwt higher. The inventory of meat was low and some ran short as cow sales were down in some areas. The calf market was surprisingly strong as many commented it is higher than it has been all week. Good active demand on all weights. Calves in good (not fat) condition were really strong.

Packer bulls: Heavy weights, $93-$108.50; lower grades, $70-$87.

Packer cows: Boning cows, $65-$85; cutters, $65-$94; canners, $50-$79.

Palpated dry cows: $90-$99; young: $75-$119; pairs: $650-$1,625.

Steer calves: (200-250) $235-$275; (250-300) $225-$248.50; (300-350) $182-$227.50;(350-400) $177-$195; (400-450) $164-$190;(450-500) $137-$180; (500-600) $140-$170; (600-700) $135-$153; (700-800) $136-$144.

Bulls: (over 700) $100-$136.

Heifer Calves: (under 200) $197-$255;(200-250) none; (250-300) $179-$189; (300-350) $172-$181; (350-400) $148-$175; (400-450) $150-$174; (450-500) $142-$167; (500-600) $142-$155; (600-700) $131-$144; (over 700) $114-$131.

EDNA

June 18

Receipts: 413

Steers: (200-300) $216-$252; (300-400) $184-$226; (400-500) $169-$193; (500-600) $149-$181; (600-700) $137-$149; and (700 and up) $116-$130.

Heifers: (200-300) $176-$220; (300-400) $158-$184; (400-500) $148-$170; (500-600) $146-$158; (600-700) $139-$145; (700 and up) n/a.

Stockers pairs: n/a; Stocker cows: n/a.

Packer cows: (600-800) $55-$72; and (800 and up) $73-$86. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $78-$104.

EL CAMPO

June 19

Receipts: 737

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

Steers: (under 200) $220-$250; (200-300) $211-$235; (300-400) $181-$222; (400-500) $166-$195; (500-600) $156-$187.50; (over 600) $136-$169.

Heifers: (under 200) $190-$220; (200-300) $180-$208; (300-400) $165-$180; (400-500) $153-$167; (500-600) $143-$156; (over 600) $131-$140.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $81-$85; excessive fat, $77-$82; cutter, $85-$90; canner, $60-$70.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $98-$105; low dressing, $90-$97.

Replacement cows: pairs, $1,400-$1,475.

GONZALES

Information not available.

HALLETTSVILLE

June 19

Cattle on Hand: 1,427

Week ago: 1,114; Year ago: 1,319

Compared to last week: The calf market was lower this week. Light weight classes continued strong. Classes 500 pounds and up sold $3 to $6 lower. Higher corn and lower fat market is pressuring calves.

Packer cows and bulls sold $2 to $3 higher on about 280 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $81-$92; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $66-$81; light weight canner cows, $56-$66.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $101-$109.50; utility and cutter bulls, $88-$101; light weight canner bulls, $76-$88.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $230-$280;(200-300) $220-$280;(300-400) $190-$235;(400-500) $175-$192.50; (500-600) $140-$175;(600-700) $135-$155;(700-800) $128-$143.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) $220-$270; (200-300) $180-$260;(300-400) $170-$190;(400-500) $149-$172;(500-600) $132-$158; (600-700) $125-$141;(700-800) $114-$131.

*No sale July 3.

KARNES CITY

June 16

Cattle on hand: 560

Market was steady. Softer in spots.

Steers: (200-300) $185-$225; (300-400) $162-$185; (400-500) $155-$175; (500-600) $144-$158; (600-700) $135-$150; (700 and up) $125-$140.

Heifers: (200-300) $185-$215; (300-400) $160-$180; (400-500) $148-$165; (500-600) $140-$155; (600-700) $135-$150; (700 and up) $115-$135.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $950-$1,050, Pairs $1,100-$1,315; Packer cows: No. 1 $79-$90, No. 2 $70-$76, and Bulls $102-$106.

Goats and other (per head): 132 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $35-$75; (50-100) $65-$120. Nannies: $65-$90. Billies: $80-$125. Sheep: $45-$75. Rams: $75-$145. Piglets: $30-$80. Top Hogs: $48-$55 (per pound). Sows: $35-$48 (per pound). Boars: $6-$10 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

June 21

Cattle on hand: 356. Market softer compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $180-$255; (300-400) $175-$215; (400-500) $165-$180; (500-600) $146-$161; (600-700) $134-$145. No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $196-$265; (300-400) $161-$177; (400-500) $151-$165; (500-600) $139-$148; (600-700) $136-$141.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, none; medium cows and heifers, $750-$875; good cow/calf pairs, $1,240-$1,400; medium cow/calf pairs, $975-$1,100.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $79-$86.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $70-$78; light weight canner cows, $65-$69.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $95-$102.50; utility and canner bulls, $87-$94; and light weight canner bulls, $80-$86.

NIXON

June 18

Volume: 574; cows: 81; bulls: 8; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $204-$270; (300-400) $171-$218; (400-500) $157-$190; (500-600) $151-$181; (600-700) $132-$165; (700-800) $120-$142.

Heifers: (200-300) $171-$230; (300-400) $160-$183; (400-500) $146-$195; (500-600) $136-$163; (600-700) $124-$140; (700-800) $111-$136.

Slaughter cows: $59-$89; slaughter bulls, $70-$102; stocker cows, $700-$1,000; pairs, $1,050-$1,120.

*Closed July 2 for the 4th of July week.

WHARTON

June 20

Receipts: 540

Steers: (200-300) $203-$290; (300-400) $171-$230; (400-500) $163-$190; (500-600) $145-$168; (600-700) $134-$145; (700 and up) $123-$141.

Heifers: (200-300) $186-$244; (300-400) $157-$184; (400-500) $150-$164; (500-600) $137-$161; (600-700) $130-$137; (700 and up) n/a.

Stocker pairs: $790-$1,100; stocker cows, $610-$940.

Packer cows: (600-800) $68-$81; (800 and up) $83-$90; packer bulls, (800 and up) $84-$108.50.

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