CUERO

April 26

Cattle on hand: 1,540

Had 188 cows and 12 bulls today. The packer market was nice and solid this week, with cows and bulls being $2 to $3 higher.

The calf market remained solid with last week’s gains with the lighter weight calves seeing another increase in price. It’s a good solid market with strong and steady demand.

Packer bulls: All weights, $55-$82.

Packer cows: Canners and cutters, $44-$68; light and weak, $21-$40.

Palpated: 13 bred cows: $60-$104; pairs (four): $1,050-$1,275.

Steer calves: (average-high) (under 200) $249-$275; (200-249) $209-$225; (250-299) $182-$190; (300-350) $150-$188; (350-400) $178-$189; (400-450) $150-$179; (450-500) $153-$164; (500-550) $155-$169; (550-600) $150-$160; (600-700) $147-$157; (700-800) $126-$144.

Bull Calves: (average-high) (under 250) $180-$275; (250-300) $176-$218; (300-350) $179-$214; (350-400) $159-$187; (400-450) $163-$186; (450-500) $160-$175; (500-600) $145-$158; (550-600) $142-$154; (600-700) $138-$153; (over 700) $111-$132.

Heifer Calves: (average-high) (under 200) $200-$270; (200-250) $177-$210; (250-300) $169-$215; (300-350) $151-$176; (350-400) $141-$160; (400-450) $138-$156; (450-500) $1460-$160; (500-550) $140-$155; (550-600) $138-$151; (600-700) $136-$230; (over 700) $120-$137.

EL CAMPO

April 23

Receipts: 541

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1 higher. Cows and bulls were steady to $2 higher.

Steers: (under 200) $185-$220; (200-300) $183-$215; (300-400) $172-$203; (400-500) $166-$189; (500-600) $150-$169; (over 600) $142-$158.

Heifers: (under 200) $170-$215; (200-300) $169-$199; (300-400) $153-$190; (400-500) $147-$174; (500-600) $138-$162; (over 600) $134-$148.

Slaughter cows: High dressing, $53-$61; lower dressing, $40-$50; thin, $20-$30.

Slaughter bulls: High dressing, $70-$80; low dressing, $60-$70.

Replacement cows: bred, $700-$850.

HALLETTSVILLE

April 22

Cattle on Hand: 1,132

Week ago: 1,822; Year ago: 951

Compared to last week: The market was strong once again this week. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold fully steady to very strong demand.

Packer cows and bulls sold $3 higher on about 175 head total.

Packer cows: Canner and cutter cows, $48-$65; utility and fat cows, $46-$63; light weight canner cows, $38-$48; poor and weak cows, $35-$42.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $78-$89; utility and cutter bulls, $69-$80; light weight canner bulls, $63-$71.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $175-$265; (200-300) $165-$220; (300-400) $160-$202.50; (400-500) $155-$195; (500-600) $143-$182.50; (600-700) $135-$162.50; (700-800) $120-$147.50.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) $165-$205; (200-300) $155-$182.50; (300-400) $140-$180; (400-500) $140-$170; (500-600) $136-$157.50; (600-700) $125-$144; (700-800) $115-$132.

Replacement heifers (350-700) $160-$245.

KARNES COUNTY

April 25

Cattle on hand: 262. Market steady compared to last week.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (300-400) $157-$190; (400-500) $157-$186; (500-600) $154-$179; (600-700) $135-$153; (700-800) $117-$135.

No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $157-$171; (300-400) $146-$172; (400-500) $151-$170; (500-600) $132-$154; (600-700) $118-$133; (700-800) $116-$122.

Stocker cows: Good bred cows, $900-$960; plain, $760-$825. Stocker pairs: good, $1,100-$1,410.

Packer cows: High $57-$63.50; medium $47-$52; low, $38-$41.

Packer bulls: High $78-$82; medium $68-$74.

WHARTON

April 24

Receipts: 1,105

Steers: (200-300) $192-$255; (300-400) $176-$228; (400-500) $168-$190; (500-600) $154-$176; (600-700) $143-$162; (700 and up) $110-$146.

Heifers: (200-300) $166-$252; (300-400) $162-$198; (400-500) $155-$230; (500-600) $153-$171; (600-700) $132-$164; (700 and up) $124-$143.

Stocker cows: $450-$1,050; pairs, $550-$1,250.

Packer cows: (600-800) $21-$43; (800 and up) $44-$57; packer bulls, (800 and up) $55-$80.

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