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Livestock markets report

May 12, 2012 at 12:12 a.m.


BEEVILLE

May 4

Cattle on hand: 362

Horses: 2

Sheep/goats: 0

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady.

Steers: (200-300) $186-$232; (300-400) $141-$212; (400-500) $138-$177; (500-600) $133-$165; (600-700) $123-$145; and (700-800) $85-$120.

Heifers: (200-300) $172-$245; (300-400) $145-$175; (400-500) $138-$167; (500-600) $130-$155; (600-700) $121-$143; and (700-800) $100-$136.

Slaughter cows: $40-$86; slaughter bulls, $75-$106; stocker cows, $67-$86; bred cows, $900-$1,180; pairs, $740-$1,280; horses, $100-$240.

CUERO

May 11

Receipts: 442

Had 78 cows and 10 bulls. Bulls and cows were a bit lower. Calves were a bit lower in quality and price as a result, but very active on short sale.

Packer bulls: Heavy weights, $97-$113; lower grades, $85-$96.

Packer cows: Boning cows, $75-$91; cutters, $70-$89; low yielding cutters, $61-$76; canners, $50-$67.

Dry cows: $60-$90; young: $65-$117; pairs: $950-$1,195.

Steer calves: (under 200) $270-$290; (200-250) $230-$250; (250-300) $225-$250; (300-350) $178-$227; (350-400) $131-$205; (400-450) $160-$190; (450-500) $110-$140; (500-600) $154-$172.

Bulls: (over 700) $108-$133.

Heifer Calves: (under 200) $235-$270; (200-250) $186-$260; (250-300) $160-$187; (300-350) $121-$186; (350-400) $121-$186; (400-450) $121-$181; (450-500) $128-$148; (500-600) $141-$172; (600-700) $125; (over 700) $106-$121.

EDNA

May 7

Receipts: 643

Steers: (200-300) $185-$258; (300-400) $189-$203; (400-500) $167-$196; (500-600) $157-$178; (600-700) $139-$160; and (700 and up) $123-$150.

Heifers: (200-300) $190-$240; (300-400) $165-$198; (400-500) $160-$187; (500-600) $143-$174; (600-700) $132-$151; (700 and up) $120-$136.

Stockers pairs: $1,150-$1,990; Stocker cows: $840-$1,220.

Packer cows: (600-800) $61-$76; and (800 and up) $77-$94. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $79-$108.

EL CAMPO

May 8

Receipts: 462

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

Steers: (under 200) $220-$265; (200-300) $212-$245; (300-400) $194-$245; (400-500) $178-$200; (500-600) $157-$182; (over 600) $143-$158.

Heifers: (under 200) $180-$250; (200-300) $175-$200; (300-400) $180-$205; (400-500) $160-$176; (500-600) $148-$161; (over 600) $139-$148.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $82-$88; excessive fat, $80-$86; cutter, $88-$92; canner, $50-$60.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $109-$114; low dressing, $100-$106.

Replacement cows: bred, n/a.

GONZALES

Not available.

HALLETTSVILLE

May 8

Cattle on Hand: 995

Week ago: 1,153; Year ago: 1,639

Compared to last week: The calf market was much higher this week - mostly $6 to $10 on the lighter weights. Demand very good in all areas.

Packer cows and bulls fully steady and strong on about 180 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $81-$97; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $70-$81; light weight canner cows, $58-$70.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $101-$112; utility and cutter bulls, $88-$101; light weight canner bulls, $78-$88.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $230-$285; (200-300) $215-$255; (300-400) $188-$230; (400-500) $170-$197.50; (500-600) $140-$182.50; (600-700) $134-$158; (700-800) $125-$135.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) $215-$270; (200-300) $180-$238; (300-400) $168-$192; (400-500) $148-$170; (500-600) $135-$160; (600-700) $128-$142; (700-800) $115-$130.

No. 2 and 3: Steer and bull calves, (200-300) $135-$225; (300-400) $125-$192; (400-500) $120-$178; (500-600) $116-$144; (600-700) $108-$138.

No. 2 and 3: Heifer calves, (200-300) $122-$186; (300-400) $118-$173; (400-500) $115-$153; (500-600) $112-$140; (600-700) $105-$128.

KARNES CITY

May 5

Cattle on hand: 342

Market was steady.

Steers: (200-300) $185-$215; (300-400) $170-$195; (400-500) $165-$190; (500-600) $155-$172; (600-700) $135-$160; (700 and up) $115-$135.

Heifers: (200-300) $170-$205; (300-400) $150-$180; (400-500) $165-$180; (500-600) $155-$170; (600-700) $135-$150; (700 and up) $115-$130.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $1,000-$1,125, Pairs $1,000-$1,350; Packer cows: No. 1 $82-$85, No. 2 $72-$82, and Bulls $104-$106.

Goats and other (per head): 120 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $45-$85; (50-100) $75-$145. Nannies: $80-$185. Billies: $100-$185. Sheep: $60-$145. Rams: $125-$225. Piglets: $30-$70. Top Hogs: $48-$55 (per pound). Sows: $35-$45 (per pound). Boars: $10-$15 (per pound).

KARNES COUNTY

May 10

Cattle on hand: 456. Market stronger compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $203-$235; (300-400) $180-$225; (400-500) $167-$189; (500-600) $157-$183; (600-700) $137-$150. No. 1 heifer calves - (200-300) $176-$187; (300-400) $169-$190; (400-500) $157-$181; (500-600) $149-$170; (600-700) $135-$145.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $980-$1,175; medium cows and heifers, $750-$900; good cow/calf pairs, $1,150-$1,400; medium cow/calf pairs, $900-$1,100.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $87-$96; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $79-$86; light weight canner cows, $68-$78.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $100-$115.50; utility and canner bulls $89-$99; and light weight canner bulls, $80-$88.

NIXON

May 7

Volume: 496; cows: 74; bulls: 11; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $168-$230; (300-400) $168-$225; (400-500) $149-$195; (500-600) $134-$180; (600-700) $125-$145; (700-800) $116-$142.

Heifers: (200-300) $138-$180; (300-400) $141-$188; (400-500) $135-$188; (500-600) $130-$180; (600-700) $133-$200; (700-800) $120-$150.

Slaughter cows: $65-$88; slaughter bulls, $85-$108; stocker cows, $650-$1,060; pairs, $900-$1,310.

*We will be closed May 28, Memorial Day.

WHARTON

May 9

Receipts: 694

Steers: (200-300) $240-$297; (300-400) $182-$234; (400-500) $163-$200; (500-600) $149-$191; (600-700) $139-$160; (700 and up) $122-$140.

Heifers: (200-300) $221-$265; (300-400) $147-$200; (400-500) $155-$191; (500-600) $143-$160; (600-700) $131-$142; (700 and up) $116-$140.

Stocker pairs: $890-$1,320; stocker cows, $870-$1,420.

Packer cows: (600-800) $68-$83; (800 and up) $84-$95; packer bulls, (800 and up) $82-$109.

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